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Gordon Endler Memorial Ride Taking Place Next Week In Aid Of Local Air Ambulance Services

An annual motorbike charity ride held on the Isle of Wight will raise money for two local Air Ambulance charities (Hampshire & Isle of Wight, and Dorset & Somerset).

This year's Gordon Endler Memorial Ride takes place on Saturday 29 June, meeting from 11.30am for a 12.30pm departure as before.

The ride has a new start and finish point at Sandown Airport, where there will be toilets and a cafe available for food and drinks.

The ride — the fifth of its kind — is held in memory of Gordon Endler, a popular local biker who died in a road traffic incident in July 2020.

His partner, Jacqui Stannett, was on the back of the bike, and survived thanks to the Air Ambulance lifting her direct to Southampton General Hospital. 

There is a team of volunteer marshals who will be holding traffic at junctions and traffic lights to keep the bikes together.

Bikers and non-bikers are all welcome to support the ride, with members of the public welcome to view the bikes at the start/finish.

There will be volunteers from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance at the start point, and collection tins will be carried round the route.

The ride will be led by Jacqui and Gordon’s son, Joe Endler, and is organised by Jon Flexi and Pippa Ellis of Solent 1990s Sportsbikes.

A spokesperson for the ride said:

"We would like to thank Sandown Airport for their support, and Blue Dot Printing of Portchester for supplying the vests for the marshals.

"We’d also like to thank all the volunteer marshals, and of course the riders who have shown up and supported the event in previous years.

"We hope to see a good crowd again this year."

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