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Thousands of bikers are expected to turn out for this year's Plymouth Megaride on 17 August. It's one of UK's biggest charity motorcycle ride-outs and 2014 marks the event's 20th anniversary, the Plymouth Herald reports.


Megaride's organisers from the Plymouth Motorcycle club are hoping that this year's event will be the biggest and best one to date, the local newspaper said. Among the attractions are a children's fun fair, face painting, motorcycle traders, food and drink, as well as a live performance by local five-piece cover band XLR. Radio Plymouth will entertain attendees with Jemma Jones and Ian Calvert as hosts.


The club has invited new traders to this year's Megaride and has designed a new pin badge to mark the occasion.


Megaride organiser Ritch Bounds told the Plymouth Herald that the event is expected to attract a few thousand bikes of "different shapes and sizes," coming from all over the world, as in the past few years.


Since its relatively humble beginnings, when just a few hundred bikes went for a ride, the Megaride has been raising funds for charities. Diabetes UK and Scope are among the charities that will receive donations this year.


Organisers are asking participants to donate at least £3 per person. This year's procession will leave Lee Mill Industrial Estate at 11.30 am and head for Plymouth Hoe, where the bikers are expected to arrive at around 12.15 pm.

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