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The Ride of the Ruperts (RotR) is an umbrella name for two of the most prestigious motorcycle events taking place in Kent and Sussex each year. Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do, therefore we are open to everyone.


Our aim is to raise money for Whizz Kidz, the leading UK charity for disabled young people, whilst having an enormous amount of fun and keeping overheads to an absolute minimum. We are 100% not-for-profit and achieve what we do through a network of kind volunteers, official sponsors and partners; it’s that simple.

We’re obviously doing it right because we have raised over £101k in the last six years. Possibly because we couldn’t be less interested in helping ourselves. Instead, we dedicate our downtime to helping those young disabled people who really need our help. So, if you want to ensure your hard earned money is going to the ‘right place’ then, we can assure you, you are most definitely in ‘the right place’. Whizz Kidz transforms the lives of disabled children by providing vital equipment such as wheelchairs, as well as the support and life skills they need to reach their full potential; we raise the funds that allow them to do this.

In October 2022 both Grahame (my website go-to guy) and I were kindly invited to attend the annual reception for Whizz Kidz at the Palace of Westminster courtesy of a very generous and gracious host, Lord Shinkwin, a leading campaigner for those with disabilities.

All were made to feel very welcome by his Lordship and Sarah Pugh, Whizz Kidz’s CEO, who took time out of her busy schedule to thank the RotR wholeheartedly for everything they do for the charity.

It was wonderful to hear from some of the bright and articulate teenagers who have benefited from bespoke wheelchairs, but it is also abundantly clear from what they tell us that so much remains to be done to ensure full equality and opportunity for young people in our society with disabilities.

All we can say is that we are incredibly proud to be associated with Whizz Kidz and will continue to give our time, skills and support free of charge for all that they do.

What does the future hold for the RotR?

Well, we’re always keen to speak to potential Sponsors and Partners to see how we can work well together. It works out great for our current ones! We’re also always happy to talk if you feel you have what it takes to host one of our rides in another location for bikers to enjoy.

If you think the RotR is something you might want to get involved in then please contact us.

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