Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bristol, , England
BIAMF Meet & Ride-In Details
THE MEETING PLACE
The meeting place will be junction 19 of the M5 motorway in the car park of the motorway services at Easton In Gordano. We will meet in the far corner near the raised grass bank. (This is out of the way of where the cars tend to park and as the bank is raised, will provide a good vantage point to photograph the masses of bikes. It will also keep us out of the way of the main building and any complaints from the services manager).
THE DEPARTURE TIME
We will meet at Gordano Services any time 0830hrs onward, with a departure time of 0930hrs. (This will give us 30 minutes to travel the 9 miles or so into Bristol and enter the festival for 1000hrs, as requested by the Council.)
The route will be straight forward and marked along the way with a few lamp post markers - as per the one attached. I will be placing these markers at all changes in direction, with a few extra along the route. So unless you see a marker please just keep on the road you are on.
The bikes will all be leaving in Marques (if numbers require it these may still be broken into smaller packets). The featured Marque (MV Augusta – this year) will lead the ride in.
We will leave the Services car park out of the main entrance of the services and turning left onto the A369 towards Bristol (that’s the hard bit), we will now be simply staying on this road. Keep following this road, do not turn off, until you reach the roundabout that leads us onto the A370. Of course you will then see the BIAMF markers that will show you to go straight over this roundabout (the 11 o’clock slip road off the roundabout), this will send you in the right direction to the show. Once on the A370 we will then follow the signs for Bristol City Centre over the Cumberland Basin Bridge and then follow the A4 towards the centre. Past ‘Explore Bristol’. Up to the traffic signal controlled junction with the bottom of Park Street. Right onto St Augustine’s Parade (past The Hippodrome). We will enter the centre and keep right, turning back on our selves before following your highlighted access points (per Marque) into the festival location. There should be Marshalls here who will direct you and endeavour to park you up promptly.
Great care and expense has been spent in organising this show and all the aspects of the Ride-In as well as the Marque locations on site. Please can all kindly follow the Marshalls guidance
As all are (or should be) aware, this show is being held in recognition of all things Italian. However it is widely accepted that there will be people who also want to attend the show but may not own an Italian motorcycle. Please can these people be informed that they are more than welcome to the meeting at Gordano Services, to the Ride In (although can I kindly ask that you accept that you follow the ride in at the back of the group), and lastly that you will be required to park elsewhere. Parking has been organised and allocated close to the show on the corner of St Stephens Street. If this is then full there is additional parking on the corner of Queen Charlotte Street. The Marshalls on the day will be aware of these and will be able to direct you to them. Please understand this is not done to be awkward but simply in keeping with the theme of the show, and the possible lack of display parking otherwise.
As the festival keeps growing so does the attendance numbers, as such I am looking for volunteers to Marshal the ride in, this could be in two roles; Ride-In Marshall or a Show Site Marshal.
Ride-In Marshalls will simply be people to organise and direct one of the many packets of vehicles of the ride in (High Viz Vests Recommended). I WILL NEED A MINIMUM OF TWO MARSHALS FROM EACH MARQUE/MAKE OF MOTORCYCLE. So please designate your marshals and make contact with me and my team!
Show Site Marshalls will simply be people not involved in the ride in who can help with getting all the bikes in from the ride in (off the main highway) and into their allocated Marque locations – also watching for the afore mentioned Non-Italian bike riders (High Viz Vests Recommended). I WILL NEED A MINIMUM OF TWO MARSHALS FROM EACH MARQUE/MAKE OF MOTORCYCLE. So please designate your marshals and make contact with me and my team!