The new style Rotary Wheelie Good Bike Show returns for a fourth year to Newton Stewart on Sunday 5th August 2018 and will be held in the Riverside car park.
The WGBS is supporting ‘Dumfries and Galloway Blood Bikes’ again due toi the heavy rain encountered last year which reduced contributions. Secondary support is for the Rotary Charity making a difference in the world.
Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes is a charitable organisation set up by local volunteers to deliver essential blood and urgent medical supplies, in and out of hours, between hospitals and healthcare sites in South West Scotland and sometimes beyond. They are always looking for new volunteers, so why not volunteer or find out more about the work they do on the About Us page.
The Riverside Road and main carpark will display a collection of bikes with owners willing to talk about anything bike. A good day out for all the family is on the cards whether the sunshines or not. There will be various ‘have a go’ stalls set up for the duration of the event as well as food available on site, or you could take a wander down into the heart of the town to sample some of the various food outlets on offer there.
A main feature of the day is always the motorbike processional ride in and at the bikers request the motorbike ride in has been extended by starting in Castle Douglas. Registration for the bikers will be in the Karcare depot in Station Yard Industrial Estate, Oakwell Road, Castle Douglas, courtesy of James Kirk of Karcare.
Registration starts at 10 before those gathered leave at 11am to travel out of Castle Douglas led by Police Scotland Motorbikes and head along the A713 Galloway Tourist Route up to the Kenbridge where they will cross into New Galloway before travelling along the scenic Queens Way (A712) and arriving at Newton Stewart at approximately 12.30 pm. Before entering the carpark the route waves its way round the town and enter the car park via the town clock building and run along the Riverside Road before.
Rotary is seeking the communities cooperation to come along with no entry fee this year but we will welcome a donation to the identified event charity.
As usual there will be raffle tickets on sale with a first prize of £100.00 along with a range of other prizes. It was a pleasing sight last year to receive those hardy bikers who persevered in the continuous downpour. We thank them all for giving support and hope that this year we may reach the target of 200 motorcycles entering the car park en-mass displaying a terrific range of machines including vintage, spanking new, two to four wheeler’s and everything in between. So why not come along and have a blast at the same time. Despite the washout last year we still managed to donate £500 to the Blood Bikes.
Rotary Newton Stewart looks forward to a great fun day with you.