inSpire Lincoln | IBCC | Motorcycle Ride In | Charity Ride


- getting your bearings

Where is it being held?

The event is held at the IBCC, international Bomber Command Memorial Centre, Lincoln:

International Bomber Command Centre,
Canwick Hill,
01522 514755

On arrival at the site you will be directed to parking locations by marshals, please obey their instructions as they are there to help!

Start locations

This event is a RIDE TO event, but this year you have two Options:

  1. Make your own way: It’s entirely up to you how to plan your own route and day, all we would ask please is that you aim to arrive by Noon.
  1. Meet at the Official Start and ride in with us…

Start Points & Group Riding Information

  • Start with a full tank of fuel
  • Make sure your bike is roadworthy and road legal
  • Bring appropriate weather protection (it’s the UK after all)
  • Breakdown recovery insurance is down to you
  • Obey the rules of the road
  • Bring a side stand puck
  • Bring your bar coded ticket from registration
  • Stick your 2019 bike sticker on your bike/helmet/panniers etc.

We have two Official Ride- In start points:

Northern Start:

Humber Bridge Car Park. North Bank Viewing Area, Ferriby Road, Hessle, East Yorkshire, HU13 0LN.

This is a large free open car park with WC facilities and a coffee shop.
Motorcycles can cross the Humber Bridge free of charge.
Probable Departure time 10.15 (to be confirmed).

Southern Start:

Woody’s Bar, Woodland Waters Holiday Park, Ancaster, NG32 3RT.

This privately owned, biker-friendly, park have kindly offered to allow us the use of it, their facilities and café.
Thanks to them for their support.
Probable departure time 10.30 (to be confirmed).

It is up to you to arrive at the start points with ample time for a ‘comfort breaks’ ahead of the ride departure.
Please check our Facebook page for latest information and timings. Please be ready to leave on time.

If you are waiting along the route to join one of the passing groups and see the ride group approaching, please get ready and join on to the back of the group as it passes you. Please do not obstruct highways, and when safe to do so, move so as to get in front of the groups back marker(s).

The road marshals will be clearly marked in high-viz jackets.

How we will run it:

Once we have agreed the exact routes and formats of the ride-In, and how these will operate, we will post these on this site and our Social Media pages.

As this is a brand new and much requested addition to the Inspire Event, please bear with us.

If you choose to join one of our two marshalled rides in, we will confirm the exact marshalling arrangements and timings to all participants well ahead of the event.

The rides will not exceed legal limits, and both routes are set to arrive at the IBCC at a set time so it is also important that you safely keep up with the rider in front of you and please do NOT leave large gaps.

Where possible try to ride in a staggered formation, taking your lead road position from the rider in front. Please stay in rider order, do not over or under take the rider in front of you.

You must obey all traffic lights and stop signs unless directed otherwise by the Police.

If you are delayed, and lose the ride group, keep going straight ahead.

Eventually you will come across a waiting marshal as they will not leave that junction until they see the hi-viz jackets of the rear/back marshal(s).

It is advised that you memorise and/or print off your route to the IBCC, from your chosen start location. (These will be available on our InSpire website and Facebook pages once finalised).

If you are unfortunate enough to break down, then stay with your bike and a marshal/sweeper will endeavor to stop to assist you if it safe to do so. In the event that they cannot, you will be expected to make your own arrangements with your own recovery.

Planning your route in


This is particularly important as there is a major cycling event taking place in Lincoln City and there will be a number of road closures that WILL adversely affect you and your enjoyment of inSpire should you fail to heed this instruction.

The map below shows Sunday ‘no-go’ areas. Please avoid these roads or you WILL be caught up in road closures and that will just spoil your day.

lincoln map


inSpire 2019 will take place on Sunday 12th May 2019.

Gates open : 09.30am

Target arrival time : noon

Ceremony of Remembrance : 2.00 -2.30 pm

InSpire Event closes : 4pm

Site closes : 5pm