Plymouth MegaRide™ 2017 - Sunday 13th August at 11.30 from Lee Mill

Plymouth MegaRide™ 2017 - Sunday 13th August at 11.30 from Lee Mill

Plymouth MegaRide™ 2017 - Sunday 13th August at 11.30 from Lee Mill

Plymouth MegaRide™ 2017 - Sunday 13th August at 11.30 from Lee Mill

Plymouth MegaRide™ 2017 - Sunday 13th August at 11.30 from Lee Mill

Plymouth MegaRide™ 2017 - Sunday 13th August at 11.30 from Lee Mill

Plymouth MegaRide™ 2017 - Sunday 13th August at 11.30 from Lee Mill

Plymouth MegaRide™ 2017 - Sunday 13th August at 11.30 from Lee Mill



Sponsorship Package

For £85 you will get:

Company logo on the MegaRide Flyer (logo will need to be with printing company by mid April).

Company logo on route information leaflet.

Company logo on the MegaRide website, Facebook and twitter.

Company banner on Plymouth Hoe.

You will be invited to the promotional photo-shoot and cheque presentation night.


For more information please Contact Us on


CLICK HERE for this years official photographs. A percentage of all sales goes to the charities.


Plymouth Motorcycle Club


The support, help and hard work that comes from you guys means the Megaride can survive another year. Before the ride, on the ride and afterwards (the big cleanup) you guys are there. Thank you.

Dedicated to all the members of the Plymouth Motorcycle Club with the purpose of fostering friendship and respect with their fellow club members and other motorcyclists no matter what they ride.

The club and it’s members have over many year’s of hard work established an impressive reputation for their friendship and support to many local and national charity organizations and other motorcycle clubs alike.

With it’s ever going membership attending many key national and international motorcycle rallies, shows and sporting events across the UK and Europe.

The Plymouth Motorcycle Club is proud of being the largest active motorcycle club in the South West of England with the support of the local motorcycle traders, Plymouth City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police motorcycle wing. The club is able to raise donations every year for both local and national charities. Support us so we can support them!


Plymouth City Council


Thanks to  Ray House & TEAM For everything – your support, your advice, your hard work, and even your nagging. Thank you for helping us make sure everyone has a good, safe day. We really couldn’t do this without you.

Visit Plymouth


We can provide advice and assistance to help you make the most of your visit, plan your journey in advance by ordering our maps and guides and much more

Telephone: 01752 306330

Radio Plymouth


Radio Plymouth Ltd: Was formed seven years ago. Between then and going on the air full time we trialled our programme format and ideas with special, short term, broadcasts centred around the UK Firework Championship held each year in the city.

When we applied for the full time licence, six other companies were also in the race. Now we are the only radio station broadcasting all of its output from central studios and specifically for Plymouth.

Telephone: 01752 389535

Plymouth Hoe Waterfront


The website aim is to help encourage tourists and locals alike to visit the Plymouth Hoe more frequently by displaying free listings of all the many number of pubs, clubs, restaurants, shops, accommodation, attractions and publishing information on key events and news stories related to the Plymouth Hoe area of Plymouth.

Damerells Motorcycles


Damerell’s Motorcycles is one of the South West’s largest and longest established motorcycle dealers and is renowned as one of the top Honda and Yamaha dealers in the UK. We stock the complete range of new Honda and Yamaha motorcycles and scooters, as well as the finest selection of used bikes for sale in the South West. We also have a full motorcycle service and parts facility and sell a huge range of motorbike accessories and clothing.

We have our own training organisation, which is the longest established in Cornwall, offering a variety of courses whose aim is to provided safe, informative and fun training.

Telephone:- 01726 862400

Plymouth Battery Centre


Was formed to fulfill the need for fast, efficient and continuous supply of lead acid batteries. Due to the success of the service offered the company has progressed rapidly and has expanded into virtually every market sector requiring a battery.

We are a unique service from one independent source.

One Plymouth

Welcome to One Plymouth a business and lifestyle online magazine and social media network set up to celebrate the very #BestOfPlymouth.

Run voluntarily by Jason Kiely and Scott Grenney both passionate about Plymouth.

We celebrate everything Plymouth related including local businesses, sports, photography, the live music scene… and we shout out about our great local achievements.

Dave Gotham @ Royal Mail


Each year you bring me that lorry and stop my nightmares of bands booked to play with no stage. Thank you.

C & G Catering


A local company run by Nikki and Che who also help with the organisation on the Hoe.

The T-Shirt & Sweatshirt Printing Company


For clothing printing service.

Brandon Hire


Has given the Megaride a really good deal for crowd barriers and other items.

Nimrif RC Models


Nimrif RC Models: for their raffle donation to the MegaRide and media support.

Telephone: 01752 511999

Symon James


And finally thanks to:

Russell Soper – Photographer Organiser and Media Support
Plymouth Herald Newspaper – appeals and MegaRide coverage
Brandon Tool Hire – Supply of Professional Crowd Safety Barriers and Portable Toilets
Nigel Barrett, Hawk Eye Photography –
Free photographic support
St John’s Ambulance – First Aid support
Sue and Bill Rich – For Saturday night help with bin bag duty at Lee Mill
Volunteers from both winning charities For those extra pairs of hands we always need.



The Chosen Charity for 2018 are as follows.

This year the chosen charity is:- CHAPTER 2

  • Criteria

For legal and ethical reasons the Charities must be registered and cannot be for a specific named person/individual. The charities are preferably local to Plymouth.

We are unable to have any other charities, organisations or people collecting money at the event as this takes away the funds for the charities chosen for that year.

If anyone has a charity they would like considered for future MegaRide events they can contact us via the MegaRide website or face book.

All money raised, after deductions, are handed to our chosen charities at the Plymouth Motorcycle club charity presentation night in October.



07843 590968

Email or Post

You can contact us in writing by emailing or writing to the postal address below.

The MegaRide™
c/o Sue & Ritch Bounds
134 St Margarets Road

The MegaRide Event Team

Please feel free to contact anyone from the MegaRide event team directly.


Ritch Bounds
MegaRide Organiser
Phone / Text: 07843 590968


Sue Bounds
MegaRide Organiser                                                                                                                                                                     Trade stand contact
Phone / Text: 0790 0127 188


Russell Soper
All Media Enquiries Contact
Phone / Text: 0777 9017 334

About the Megaride


The very first MegaRide™ was started in 1995, by Ron and Michele Densley of the Plymouth Motorcycle Club.

Meeting at the Novotel car park approximately 400 bikers turned up. Back in 1995 other than a fabulous ride out there had been nothing arranged for after the ride but, everyone who took part must have had a good time because in 1996 they came back and this time they brought their friends!

For the 2nd MegaRide™ over 700 bikers turned up and each year the numbers attending have continued to increase until the Plymouth MegaRide™ has now become the largest motorcycle charity ride out in the UK.

When the MegaRide™ was just a few years old it moved from the Novotel car park to Smithaleigh then Lee Mill Industrial Estate, which was just as well, as by now the numbers of bikers turning up for the annual event was in the thousands.

As well as a change of location for the start of the ride, Plymouth Hoe Promenade was “acquired” for the destination of the ride and over the years the whole concept of the MegaRide™ has continued to grow. Now an estimated 5,000 bikers take part and when they arrive at Plymouth Hoe they are greeted by an array of trade stalls, food stands and live music, there’s even something for the kids!


9am: Meet at Lee Mill Industrial Estate


12 midday: Entertainment begins on Plymouth Hoe

11.30am: Bikes begin to leave Lee Mill Industrial Estate – The MegaRide™ begins!

2pm: Live Music on stage on Plymouth Hoe


4.30pm: Entertainment finishes on Plymouth Hoe


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The Route

NB Please give way on the slip road to the A38


Where does the ride start from and what time does it leave?

The MegaRide™ starts from Lee Mill Industrial Estate, the bikers start arriving from around 9am. Fortunately there are plenty of toilets and food stalls as well as Buds café open and ready with those all important bacon rolls and tea or coffee to keep the bikers refreshed until the ride is ready to leave.

The  MegaRide™ meet location is:

Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Lee Mill, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9PB

The all important time is when the ride starts to leave Lee Mill Industrial Estate.

The bikers leave at 11.30 and heads along the A38 towards Marley Head where the bikers will cross the flyover and back down the A 38 towards Plymouth, following a route through the Plymouth City Centre with the ride ending on Plymouth Hoe.

Plymouth MegaRide™ destination is:

Plymouth Hoe Promenade, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2PA



By the time the bikers arrive on the Hoe, Plymouth Hoe is packed with hundreds of spectators not to mention the vast array of trade stalls including motorcycle dealers, training schools, motorcycle accessories, clothing, custom paint sprayers, jewellery, yummy food stalls, live music and even a kids play area with bouncy castles and face painting. The traders on the day are set up and ready to trade by 10am on the morning of the ride and the bikers start to arrive from approximately 12.15pm onwards.

The bikers are asked for a charity donation £5  at Lee Mill and the total amount donated after expenses will be given to the chosen charity.

We hope you will continue to support the MegaRide™ and we look forward to seeing you on the day.



Without our many sponsors & supporters the MegaRide just wouldn’t happen.

If you would like to get in touch to talk about sponsorship or other ways you could support the MegaRide please get in touch

Soperfect Images


For the loan of your photography studio to assist with a promotional shoot for the MegaRide and the Plymouth Calendar Girls, plus general help with the photography team.

Telephone: 07779 017334



Located in Huxley Close at Newnham Industrial Estate, Plympton,  Surepass is the only school in the area with its own dedicated training area. This means no car parks or public access areas, making training at Surepass not only an enjoyable experience but a safe experience too.

Thank you: For continued support to the MegaRide, and leading the rideout each year.

Telephone: 01752 301313

GT Motorcycles


For help and assistance throughout the day plus sponsorship.

Telephone: 01752 480250

Bike Tuner


Alan Jeffery of Enginetuner Ltd. has announced the arrival of a Dynojet eddy brake motorcycle dynamometer and we are pleased to offer tuning and performance testing power runs.

Telephone: 01752 345880

Ocean Motorrad Plymouth


Is the only authorised BMW motorcycle dealer in Devon and Cornwall for new and used BMW Motorcycles, BMW parts, service and repairs. Rest assured though, being the only BMW Dealer for miles doesn’t mean we take our business and our customers for granted, in fact, in a recent RiDE Power Survey, we were voted the best motorcycle dealership in the whole of the UK.

We know the needs of BMW riders are highly specialised. That’s why our commitment to you is to maintain the highest possible dealership standards at all times, whether you are searching for a new or Approved Used BMW bike or are an existing owner looking for a service, a new helmet, a cup of coffee or a bagful of nuts and bolts!

Telephone: 01752 202828