Goodwood Revivial – 8-10th September
The romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. The Revival is the only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress and is a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.
It’s an unabashed celebration of flat-out wheel-to-wheel racing, around the sweeps and curves of this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday. The inaugural Revival opened on 18 September 1998, when the Earl of March drove around the circuit in the Bristol 400 in which his grandfather, the 9th Duke of Richmond, opened the track 50 years before. It’s now the world’s most celebrated historic motor racing event, with race fans coming from all over the country to soak up the unique atmosphere in period costume.
Mirus 55 will be on site showcasing Brough Superior and Norton motorbikes. Come and visit us to see how these historic companies have reimagined their heritage and delivered classic bikes for modern times.
For more information visit the Goodwood website: https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/
The Poker Run – 23rd September
On Saturday 23rd September a Charity Motorcycle Poker Run is being held in Dorset and Hampshire. This event is open to all styles of bikes and riders of all levels. The event is being organised by the Facebook Motorcycle group Together We Ride, run by Ali Scott, and the Bikers for Action South West run by John Bramble and his team.
The event is a bid to raise money for two charities, Julia's House in Poole and Action on Addiction Clouds House, East Knoyle, both provide much needed support in our communities.
The event has two starting points; Sammy Millers Motor Museum in the east, Helmet City near Bridport in the west.
There is a two hour registration window from 9am to 11am on 23rd September for participants to pick up their event packs which include a Poker Scorecard, Route Cards, Rules and Maps etc. Riders are welcome to have breakfast together at their chosen start points before setting off around the county calling into up to seven checkpoints to pick up a poker card and create a poker hand. The cafe next to Helmet City will be offering a 10% discount to all Poker Run riders.
The checkpoints around the county are:
Mirus55, Gillingham (part of the Moto Corsa Group)
CW Motorcycles, Dorchester
Infinity Motorcycles (Smart Riders), Christchurch
Halfway Inn, Wareham
Horton Inn, Wimborne
S Bomb Vintage Workshop, Poole.
Bikers can chose their route and use their time to browse the motorbike dealerships and museums, enjoy coffee and cake at the cafes or have lunch at Mirus 55 or in one of the pubs. All the checkpoints are biker friendly and are looking forward to hosting the Poker Run.
The ride finishes at Julia's House Charity Shop in Creekmoor, Poole where all the participants will hand in their five card poker hand (out of the seven cards collected) and a winner will be announced. The Acorn Pub will be providing a BBQ and drinks at Julia’s House and there will be stands and stalls from some of the participating checkpoints.
First prize for the best poker hand will be a Shoei Motorcycle Helmet worth £499.00 donated by Helmet City and runner up prizes will include a Viper open face helmet donated by Mirus 55. There will also be a raffle with many prizes donated by the checkpoints and local companies including a free motorcycle service donated by Mirus 55.
The Poker Run is open to all bikers of all ages and competencies as no motorways are included in the routes. The ride is not a race, just a fun day out to raise money for these worthy charities.
To find out more go to the Together we ride Facebook page listed below or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – 24th September
On Sunday September 24th 2017, tens of thousands of distinguished gentlefolk in hundreds of cities worldwide will don their cravats, tweak their moustaches, press their tweed and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men's mental health.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in
Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don
Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. Mark decided a
themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men
on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together.
That first ride in 2012 brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the founder to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause.
Mirus 55 are excited to announce that we are an official sponsor of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017 and are working closely with the Bournemouth ride organisers to help make this year’s Bournemouth DGR the best yet. We will be launching our own Mirus team which customers and friends are welcome to join as well as having a fundraising drive in the coming weeks to help promote this great cause so stay tuned for more information.
To register go to the DGR website: https://www.gentlemansride.com/