Boyzone star supports local Air Ambulance

Shane Lynch will support the Bike4Life ride out and festival to help support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

He has had 21 hit singles in the UK Top 40, nine number one singles, sold over 25 million records worldwide and was a member of one of the biggest and most successful boybands of all time. Former BOYZONE star Shane Lynch, has today pledged his support and is leading the call for bikers to sign up for the Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival on Sunday 30th April, to help support Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The Irish singer/songwriter – who is also a professional drift driver and motorcycle enthusiast, will join former World Superbike champion Carl Fogarty, motorcycle and truck racing legend, Steve Parrish and adventure motorcyclist and author, Nick Sanders, in leading 3,500 bikers on the annual 23 mile Ride Out to RAF Cosford.

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, organiser of Bike4Life, is urging bikers to pre-book their Ride Out place online at www.bike4lifefest.com as the Ride Out is limited to 3,500 bikes the authorities.

Both Shane, Carl and Steve will be supported by Triumph motorcycles Birmingham and will be riding Triumph motorbikes for the event.

The Ride out will start at 11.30am on Sunday 30th April from Meole Brace in Shrewsbury with the 3,500 bikers take to the roads in convoy before arriving at RAF Cosford where the festival will be under way.

Commenting on the event the former BOYZONE pop star Shane Lynch said;

“I was delighted to be asked to support and lead the Bike4Life Ride Out to the Festival alongside the other VIPS, as I am a huge admirer of the work of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

The Bike4Life Ride Out and Festival is a fantastic way for the biking community to come together, raise funds for the charity, and awareness of biker safety.

 “As part of Boyzone we spent countless hours on the road up and down the motorways and today I enjoy racing cars and biking. In the event of a serious accident, it is comforting to know that we have such an incredible rapid lifesaving service that has paramedics and doctors on board saving lives by saving time.  We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the incredible lifesaving work of Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

 One day you or your family and friends may need to call upon an Air Ambulance to save a life. I am urging all bikers across the UK to please come and join us on the BIKE 4 LIFE Ride Out and the BIKE 4 LIFE Festival. In order to join us you need to register in advance for the event and go to http://www.bike4lifefest.com “

Shane has enjoyed huge success as a singer songwriter actor and star of reality TV shows and in recent years took up auto racing and currently competes as a professional drift driver. During his time with Boyzone they had 21 singles in the Top 40 UK charts and 22 singles in the Irish charts. The group have had 6 UK number one singles and 9 number one singles in Ireland with 12 of their 24 singles in the UK being in the UK Top 2. In total, Boyzone have had 19 top 5 singles on the Irish Singles Chart, 18 top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart, nine No. 1 Irish hit singles and six No. 1 UK hit singles and five No. 1 albums, with 25 million records sold by worldwide. The band have also sold over 13 million records in the UK alone.

Now in its seventh year, Bike4Life is the biking event to kick-start the motorcycle season. The annual event raised over £200,000 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity in its started, attracting bikers to the Ride Out and Festival from all across the UK.

The MIDLANDS AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY (MAAC) is one of the busiest air ambulance services in the UK. The charity was the first ever air ambulance to be established in the UK in 1991 and last year it celebrated its 25th anniversary having saved over 46,000 lives since its inception. The charity receives NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING  and NO NATIONAL LOTTERY donations and relies solely on the generosity of the public each year. The Midlands Air Ambulance currently operates three emergency helicopters covering the largest air ambulance region in the UK of 5,500 square miles serving a population in excess of 5.5 million people and covering Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

Find out more information about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity by visitingwww.midlandsairambulance.com or for more information on the Safer Roads Partnership visit www.srpwestmercia.org.uk