Milward Memorial Ride

In November/December 2005 two of the Motorcycle Outreach directors undertook a fact-finding trip to Riders for Health in the Gambia at their own expense.

Aside from learning more about the Riders for Health system and seeing it in operation the trip aimed to raise awareness of the work of Riders for Health, provide publicity for the launch of the Motorcycle Outreach charity and commemorate Simon Milward’s Millennium Ride. Each of these aims were achieved.

routeTrip Outline

The route started in London, where we took the ferry to Bilbao, rode across Spain, crossed into Africa at Ceuta and rode down the coast to Banjul.

The return journey was the same (with a detour via Bissau and Kayes, Mali).

A full outline of the trip can be seen here (Africa Trip Outline) and a shorter version here: (Run Handout)

Press Releases :

Memorial ride 20-09,  Memorial ride 27-11Charitable Organisation Launch

Dispatches from the trip:


A selection of images:

Press Coverage

Full coverage of the trip was serialized across the first four issues of “The Road”, a leading UK motorcycle magazine. These can be seen hereherehere and here or altogether here.


Equipment sponsorship was provided by the Memorial Ride Sponsors.

Retrace the Memorial Ride route yourself…

In response to general interest the organisers of the Milward Memorial Run have put together a motorcycle tour of West Africa in support of Motorcycle Outreach. Further details….