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North West and around....   it’s Spring, ramblings from the North West 2016, lets go!

 

Dream Rides, a well developed fun way to share your car, raise smiles and raise funds for the charities we support. Importantly it is to the support team I direct the biggest thank you. Without the team talking, taking the bookings, donations, loading and unloading, the Dream Rides would not happen and we would just be a static car show, so thank you all.

 

Also even if you have never helped at an event, thank you, as your membership helps the Bears to operate and in the amazing way we donate 100% raised at Dream Rides to the children’s charities.

 

So thank you all and here’s what is happening for 2016.

 

Some events are city centre free to enter, so these can be managed to allow everyone the chance to get along and offer Dream Rides, other events such as CPoP and Carfest are ticket events that we have an allocation given. Then at Aintree with no track experience needed you will safely take kids out to smile.

 

Please get in touch, get involved where you can, but also, just like you, I am a volunteer and sometimes I lose emails or forget to shout back information. If this happens just email me again reminding me or call my mobile…..now look at these events, plus many more on the club events calendar around the UK, from Scotland to Isle of Wight the Bears are on tour, on track and putting on the fun side of fundraising!

 

14 th May     note change of date form the January update

 

14th May - Saturday - Albert Dock, Liverpool – Claire House Children’s Hospice

 

http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears/Liverpool-Albert-Docks-2015/

 

Return to Albert Dock, 2016 we are hoping to have the water rescue scene repeated from 2013, with fab support by Merseyside Police as always we may see the Beer Goggles again. The Dream Rides route takes cars along the picturesque side of the Mersey.

 

Dream Rides will offer 10-15 cars

 

June

 

12th – 12th June Friday - Sunday  - CPaS – Cholmondeley, Cheshire – Wingate Centre

 

http://www.cpop.co.uk/                          http://www.thewingatecentre.co.uk/

 

http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears/Chumley-Pageant-of-Power-2015/

 

Now renamed Cholmondeley Power and Speed, this eclectic mix of classic, ancient and modern on track, water, all action and always fun, as can be testified by the Bears returning year after year. If you have never been before, it does rain, well it didn’t in 2014 and although weather warnings in 2015 a light shower passed at 4pm, which means it will in 2016…. we just get on with it!

 

Friday is a slow set up day, not promoted as we will take advantage of the calm set up for Dream Rides on the weekend. Dream Rides Sat & Sunday will offer 30 cars each day.

 

July

 

29th - 31st July, Friday - Sunday  - Carfest North – Bolesworth, Cheshire – Children in Need

 

http://www.carfest.org/Content/CarFest-North-Landing-Page

 

http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears/Carfest-North-2015/

 

5th  year of Carfest, Radio2 in 3D, Dream Ride cars are already on reserve list for this event, as such I recommend anyone who wants to go to this event regardless of Dream Rides, should order tickets when released in March, as the Bears allocation of car places is strictly controlled. Here in 2012 we raised £10k, in 2013 £23k, 2014 £25k, 2015 £57k….what will be in 2016?

 

Dream Rides will offer 30 cars which are vetted by the event. Reserve list being operated here.

 

August

 

5th – 7th August Friday-Sunday - Ignition Festival – SECC, Glasgow – TBA

 

http://www.ignitionfestival.co.uk/the-show

 

This event is a brand new exciting live action event in Glasgow by the team who have delivered Top Gear Live around the world and Carfest, so it was natural that they asked the Bears to offer Dream Rides. In its inaugural year we have only 20 cars to offer an impressive line up that will reflect the event profile and the charity will be a Scottish charity nominated by the Polars team.

 

Dream Rides will offer 20 cars which are vetted by the event. Reserve list being operated here.

 

18th August Thursday - London Dream Rides  – Greenwich

 

http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears/London-2015/

 

This event is now firmly established on the Bears calendar, where we take 10 nominated charity families through London in style. This year we are taking the children from the London Hilton Metropole hotel on Edgware Road to Greenwich, over Tower Bridge. We have never been over Tower Bridge and are looking for any Bears who could be in London that day to spare an hour to capture 10 Rolls Royce cars going over Tower Bridge with full SEG Police Escort. These images are then compiled into a memories disc for the families.

 

If you can help with your camera/video skills then please get in touch!

 

28th – 30th August Friday-Sunday - Carfest South – Laverstoke Park, Hampshire – Children in Need

 

http://www.carfest.org/Content/CarFest-South-Landing-Page

 

http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears/Carfest-South-2015/

 

As CFNorth, Radio2 in 3D, Dream Ride cars are already on reserve list for this event too, as such I recommend anyone who wants to go to this event regardless of Dream Rides, should order tickets when released in March, as the Bears allocation of car places is strictly controlled. Here in 2012 we raised £5k, in 2013 £14k, 2014 £37k, 2015 £54k….what will be in 2016?

 

Dream Rides will offer 30 cars which are vetted by the event. Reserve list being operated here.

 

September

 

4th September Sunday – Aintree, Liverpool

 

http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears/Aintree-Motor-Circuit-2015/

 

This is one of the best events in the calendar, in my opinion of course, a day for around 200 children from various NW Children’s Hospices on the famous 1950s F1 circuit that is home to the Grand National. This is a closed event where the Police and Fire Service also join our cars on track, proving popular distractions for children and families who have lots to think about every day, on this day they only have to think about the next car. No track experience required as this is not a track event, imagine a Sunday drive out on a legendary circuit.

 

Sunglasses recommended, even in the rain, as it can get tearful, as regulars will tell.

 

Dream Rides will offer 30-40 cars with plenty of room to stand cars into a COOL DOWN PADDOCK for those on road going std brakes. It is run on track with NO OVERTAKING and you are advised for your own peace of mind to be fully insured on this event.

 

11th September Saturday – Wilmslow Motor Show - CAFT

 

http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears/Wilmslow-Motor-Show-2015/

 

Dream Rides adds our special moving motor show to the event in Wilmslow, it was held in 2012, 2013, paused in 2014 and returned in 2015 to raise over £3k with 6 cars.

 

Dream Rides will offer 5-7 cars for Dream Rides due to limited space.

 

17 & 18th September Saturday & Sunday – Manchester Classic Car Show - TBA

 

http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears/Manchester-Classic-Car-Show/

 

This event is looking for a new lead Bear to run (I am otherwise engaged that weekend) as unfortunately Dave is no longer able to run. The good news is that it is an up and running event with lots of experience of how we have helped CAFT with Dream Rides over two days and the event is very supportive of the Bears there.

 

Can you help with your car as always, or even better, you could be the person to take this event forward, with all the support that the NWest team provide, go on, get in touch!

 

Get in touch for any of the above events, get involved, hope to see you in 2016.

 

Now you know what we are doing in 2016, but if you want to arrange a Sporting Bears event, from a day out socially to Dream Rides fundraising get in touch, Dave Brown did for the Manchester event and had 2 days of fun organising the stand and Dream Rides helping CAFT children.

 

Please email northwestbears@sportingbears.co.uk OR   nwevents@sportingbears.co.uk

Max Walker mobile 07969 877120 Sporting Bears are on http://sportingbears.co.uk  Sporting Bears on Facebook are found under Sporting Bears Northwest and Sporting Bears. PLEASE Follow on Twitter @Sportingbears   

INSURANCE

For all 2016 Dream Rides events please bring a print-‘out of your insurers acceptance of the Dream Rides activity - even if this is the same insurance policy as 2015.  Dream Rides should be “noted” on your policy for no additional charge as it is merely confirming a charitable activity on the public highway with no “hire & reward”, etc.

For some members I was involved in discussing our safety controls and processes with their insurers’ agent or underwriter and again I am willing to do this to assist where possible. Please ask your insurers well in advance, as it normally takes 2-3 days for underwriters to consider.

Public Liability – Sporting Bears Motor Club hold £5m PL cover at every approved event we attend,  which is paid for from your membership fees.  

 NEC Classic car Show End of the year event that sees 100 plus cars each day!!!!!

To see more of the events and get an idea what happens, check out Paul’s galleries:

 http://www.paul-griffiths.net/Motorsport/Sporting-Bears

Contact Max Walker       07969 877120    northwestbears@sportingbears.co.uk

 

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Important: Since we must operate under the car numbers directed by each event - we have limited spaces available. Please contact me by email indicating your interest in an event, which car you can help with and if you have offered Dream Rides in the past. If the event should run on more than a single day, please indicate your availability. If a place is not immediately available I always create reserve list, as sometimes things change.

 

Thanks for reading this far, now let’s enjoy raising smiles, money and memories in 2016!!!!

 

Max

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