After the obligatory pandemic pause in 2020, MotoGiro was back this week, with a 2-stoke bang! More riders, more hills and more money raised for a fantastic North West charity.
Following the inaugural ride in 2019, we had to wait until 2021 to get another high-octane hit of vintage moped action!
Peterloo Estates was delighted to join the organising committee during 2020 to assist DEP Landscape Architecture, Graham Construction, JM Architects, Contor Construction and VIVO Interiors pulling the event together.
This year the chosen charity to support was rolled over from 2020 as, although we did pass across ticket monies raised (with purchaser's permission) last year to help their fundraising efforts in what was a very difficult year for many, we didn't feel they got a fair representation of what MotoGiro is all about. So, thanks to a number of very generous sponsors and money raised from the raffle, it was fantastic to raise just over £3,500 for The North West Air Ambulance Charity.
The day was superbly planned, with support vehicles to deal with unexpected fuel stops or mechanicals and a lead vehicle to ensure everyone stayed together; and on the right route!
In a change from 2019, participants started and finished at the brilliant Wincle Brewery. Calling at the Knott Inn (Rushden Spencer) for lunch, afternoon tea at the newly re-opened Cat & Fiddle and finally crossing the finish line back in Wincle around 5:30pm.
The evening campers enjoyed authentic wood fired Neapolitan pizza, from the very clever Dough Truck Pizza, a moped agility course and of course some tunes from the MotoGiro band.
If you're interested in joining next years event, which promises to be bigger still, you can contact the organisers direct via the MotoGiro dedicated website.