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Wee ride announces a Royal Patron

The Moskvateers are delighted to announce that HRH Prince Michael of Kent has been kind enough to lend his name to their 6,500-mile round trip motorcycle ride in aid of the Poppa Guttmann Trust at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

The Prince has long been a keen motorcyclist and competitive rally driver.  His interest in motorsports of all kinds is reflected in his Presidencies of the Motor Sports Association and the Brooklands Trust, amongst others. Prince Michael has a strong family attachment to Russia through his grandmother, Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia, a cousin of Tsar Nicholas II. He first visited the country in 1992, after the fall of communism, and has been back many times since. In 2005, Prince Michael participated in The White Knights’ charity motorcycle ride, riding (mostly off-road) from Vladivostock to Khabarovsk.

His Royal Highness is also the Patron of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, who have been commited supporters of this ride from the outset.  As well as providing introductions to potential sponsors and invaluable information about the country, they have also offered to host a reception for the riders on their arrival in Moscow.