Aspire D-Day Ride Out

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Motorcyclists Ride Out to Le Touquet with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

The fifth D-Day Ride Out, organised by and took place on the weekend of Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June. Leaving from Folkestone, travelling via Eurotunnel Le Shuttle to Calais, the weekend took in a route down to Le Touquet.

This was not only a great weekend of riding on your bike and meeting up with other bikers, but you were also helping to raise vital money for Aspire. The group went out by Eurotunnel at midday on Friday and returned on Sunday afternoon.

Tickets cost £70 per bike. This included the Eurotunnel ticket and a donation to Aspire. For further information and to book, please click here.

2011 event was a great success

The fourth annual D-Day Ride Out, in aid of Aspire, to France saw around 120 motorcyclists plus pillion passengers travel with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle for the charity fundraising event on 17 June

Around £10,000 was raised for the charity Aspire, which supports people with spinal cord injuries, and is a cause close to bikers’ hearts.

Motorcyclists made the 35-minute crossing through the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone to Calais before riding down the French coast to spend the weekend in Le Touquet. The cost included a return crossing and a donation to Aspire.

Aspire’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Chris Field, said
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle’s frequent, fast and reliable services made them a favourite with riders taking part in the annual event. “This was not only a great weekend of riding and meeting up with other motorcyclists, but vital money has been raised for a charity which provides practical support for people with spinal cord injuries.”

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is the natural choice for a motorcyclist – last year more than 45,000 motorcyclists used the fastest direct route between the open roads of the UK and the Continent, an increase of nearly 10% on 2009. Customers pay half the price of a car.

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle’s Marketing & Sales Director, Harvey Alexander, said:  “Motorcyclists tell us they really value the speed and convenience of our service. They don’t have to worry about the security of their belongings, or strapping their motorcycles during transit. They stay with their motorcycles in the safety and comfort of the carriages during the 35-minute crossing.”

To find out more about Eurotunnel Le Shuttle’s great fares for motorcyclists click here  

To find out more about Aspire, and how to make a donation to the D-Day Ride Out campaign, visit

The Aspire D-Day Ride Out 2011 was a great success, raising around £10,000.
So a big, thank you for all your support!

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