Motorcycle and car groups urged to pre-register their interest in participating in M6toll's Drive for Charity event

Motorcycle, high performance and vintage vehicle fans are st to take part in a display during the event on May 10.

Because of a huge response to news of this year's event from such groups - and to allow as many enthusiasts as possible to enjoy the day - the organisers have had to canel a planned cavalcade to concentrate on joint static displays instead.

As in pervious years, Midland Expressway Limited (operators of the M6toll road) are to donate an entire day's net toll revenue to their newly nominated charities; Leonard Cheshire Disability, Royal National Institute of Blind People and the M6toll Hospice Partnership which unites Compton Hospice, Katherine House, St Giles and Birmingham St Mary's.  Midland Expressway Limited (MEL) has an ongoing commitment to support the County Air Ambulance who will also receive £30,000 from the amount raise on the day.

Tom Fanning, Chief Executive of MEL said: "Any motorcycle and car groups wishing to show their support and participate in the day's event by displaying their vehicles must pre-register their interest by contacting the M6toll Press Ofice on 0845 850 6222 to ensure that they are allocated the appropriate number of spaces.  Unregistered vehicles will be unable to exhibit and will not be eligible for free passage on the toll road.  Due to overwhelming interest, the planned cavalcades along the toll road have not been cancelled, thus allowing us to concentrate on the visual displays and accommodate a larger number of vehicles."

Customers who visit the Roadchef services will be able to view these amazing vehicles and chat with various motorcycle and car group members.  There will also be various other family themed entertainment including a tombola, face painting and bouncy castle.

In return for registered participating motorcycle and car groups displaying their wonderful vehicles and gving up their cpare time to show their support for the local good causes, MEL will waiver the toll charge allowing one free journey on the toll road on 10th May.  Roadchef have also kidly agreed to provide a 15% discount to all registered participants at their Restbite and Wimpy outlets on the day.