FIRST NIGHT RIDERS
‘First Night Riders’ is the name for the annual theatre tour on motorcycles and classic cars that raises money for The Theatrical Guild, the only charity dedicated to looking after the interests of Backstage and Front of House personnel. The first ride took place in June 2010
On the road.
Each participant will be responsible for their own, petrol, food and accommodation costs, however we negotiate group discounts and special deals to minimise the expenditure. A number of the places we are visiting and our sponsor companies will provide some hospitality and assistance along the way. See our sponsor’s page for the current listing. There will be at least one chase vehicle taking part to follow the ride. The chase vehicle can carry, water for the riders at fuel stops hopefully it will be hot and sunny! it also carries the luggage you don’t need during the day.
Essentially this is a road trip by technicians, actors and supporters in aid of theatre technicians and FOH personnel, visiting interesting theatres. It is a win win situation for a very worthy cause; the TTG is 125 years old in 2016 for more information about the TTG use the link above or click the TTG logo. The First Night riders is organised by a group of people headed by Brenda and David Edelstein, see the contacts page. The First Night Riders is the name for the annual motorcycle charity ride The Theatrical Guild, the only charity dedicated to looking after the interests of backstage and Front of House personnel. www.ttg.org.uk The first ride took place in June 2010
Ride with us!
The 2016 ride will be a four day event and is open to anyone with a suitable motorcycle, classic vehicle or regular car. Vehicles should have at least a 100 mile range to minimise fuel stops. Each person should aim to raise at least £500 in donations to the TTG of which £100 is a non refundable registration fee. The event is also open on a daily basis as not everyone will have the time for the full trip. The day rate is £25 which is a non refundable registration fee.
THE 2016 FNR WILL BE A MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR STARTING IN OR NEAR LONDON.
Click here to join the 2016 ride
The 2016 Ride, Thursday evening 7th July until Monday 11th July
To join the First Night Riders you need to send us a completed registration form with a photo. Below are links to enable you to download the form either as a Word form that can be filled in on your computer and then emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can download the form as a PDF and either scan it and email it or fill it out and send it by mail. (See 3 below for the address) We can scan photos sent by mail.
There are 3 options for paying your registration fee.
1) You can pay online by Credit or Debit card by making a donation on your Just Giving page when it is set-up. This is preferred because the TTG will also collect Gift Aid on your registration.
2) By BACS to The Theatrical Guild, ACCOUNT NUMBER 20324465 SORT CODE 08-60-01
Use your name as a reference so we can allocate the payment.
3) You can pay your registration fee by cheque payable to ‘The First Night Riders’, send to
The First Night Riders
c/o Triple E Ltd.
16 Airport Ind Est.
Each participant should aim to raise at least £500 in donations to the TTG of which £100 is a non refundable registration fee. The event is also open to riders on a daily basis as not everyone will have the time for the full trip. The day rate is £25 which is a non refundable registration fee. 100% of all the money raised through registration and sponsorship goes to the TTG.
Once your Virgin Giving page is set up you can promote it through Twitter and Facebook, which makes raising sponsorship through friends, family and work colleagues very simple.