2014 Motorcycle LiveTwelve very special photographs, capturing some great action in 2014, will be sold at Riders for Health’s charity auction on Sunday, Nov. 23, at Motorcycle Live, Birmingham NEC. The auction will raise money for Riders for Health – the official charity of MotoGP.
The images, professionally mounted on 1100mm X 750mm boards, feature some of the world’s best road and track motorcycle racers from World Superbikes, British Superbikes and the famous Isle of Man TT. Most of the images will be signed by the rider in the photograph.Also on offer will be three photographs from the 2014 MotoGP season featuring World Champion Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Scott Redding. The winning bidders of these images will also win two tickets to Riders for Health’s 2015 Day of Champions event, and have the chance to get their images signed in person by the riders.See these wonderful images on Riders for Health’s Facebook page.The auction will be hosted by popular motorsports commentator Toby Moody, and will take place from 12:30 – 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, on the Black Horse Stage at Motorcycle Live.For your chance to bid on any of these exceptional items, you must be coming to Motorcycle Live – the UK’s largest motorcycle show. To find out more or to book your tickets visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk.You can visit Riders for Health’s stand before Sunday 23 November to see some of the mounted images on display. Riders will be at the show all week, from 22 – 30 November with a stand, and will also be running their Helmet Park during the event. Those arriving by bike will be able to leave their helmets and leathers securely in the Helmet Park in return for a small donation to the charity.The auction and Helmet Park at Motorcycle Live aims to raise money for Riders’ vital work in Africa. Riders for Health ensure health workers in Africa have access to reliable, well maintained motorcycles and ambulances so that they can transform health care for 14 million people.All of the money raised at this year’s auction will be matched by the UK government, as part of a new Riders for Health appeal. Until 28th November, every UK donation made to Riders for Health will be doubled by the UK government.Thanks to David Goldman (Gold & Goose), Graeme Brown (GeeBee Images), James Wright (Double Red Photographic) and Stephen Davison (Pacemaker Press) for donating three beautiful images each to the auction, and to Bennetts Insurance for sponsoring the auction.The full list of auction items:British Superbikes(Photographer: James Wright, Double Red Photographic)1. Chris Walker 2. Ryuichi Kiyonari 3. Shane ‘Shakey’ ByrneMotoGPPhotographer: David Goldman (Gold and Goose)4. Scott Redding 5. Marc Marquez 6. Valentino RossiWorld SuperbikesPhotographer: Graeme Brown (GeeBee Images)7. Jonathan Rea 8. Tom Sykes 9. Sylvian GuintoliRoad Racing (Isle of Man TT)Photographer: Stephen Davison (Pacemaker)10. Michael Dunlop 11. Bruce Anstey 12. John McGuinnessAll of three of the TT riders will also be present at the auction.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.