The Big One 2017...

It's that time of year again - time for The Big One - time to light up all those little faces with our Toy Run to Birmingham Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. It's our biggest ride out of the year and you're invited…

2018 The Big One Main IMAGE

Here’s everything you need to know…

THE DAY : Sunday 17th December

Everybody gathers at Streetbike from 9:00am for the ride to leave at just after 11.00am.

There will be stewards on hand to direct the parking. Please be guided by them because they will be grouping you in area’s that ensure the ride leaves smoothly…and they’re getting pretty good at it now.

Every biker is welcome – Learner Riders, Scooter riders, Trike Riders, whatever you ride – come on down.

But if you’re coming – Can you please let us know.

We need to give the Police some idea on numbers.

Go to the Facebook Event Page and click on the Going Button

Streetbike’s Cafe will be open from 9:00am for hot drinks and festive brekkies. And you’ll be filling up for a good cause – every penny the cafe takes before the ride leaves will go to Ron Mac House.

We’ll also be entertained by our merry band of young carol singers.
Yep many thanks to Chell for bringing the kids in again.

Like last year we’ll be joined on the ride by Midland Blood Bikers.

Also joining us will be the “Real Bikers Nod” and “Redditch Charity Bikers” Facebook groups who will ride in from their locations to Streetbike. If you are organising a group to join us, let us know where and when and we’ll add it to the info on the Facebook Event Page.

9:00am – 10:30am: There’ll be a raffle organised by the lovely Steph Smith…

(Steph Smith: Breaking Bad: Take 1)

We’ve donated a £100 Streetbike Gift Card to get the ball rolling. To our Motorcycle Trade friends and anybody else who fancies it — feel free to offer more prizes. Just drop ’em in to me at Streetbike.

Raffle ticket buyers – Keep an eye on the Facebook Event Page We’ll update prize details as we get them and let you know where you can pre-order in advance.

You will definitely be able to buy them on the day.

10:15am- 10:30am: The Legendary Conga line. Form up between the presents mountain and the Streetbike van, get your singing head on and pass the parcels out of the building.

10:30am – 10:45am: Stef draws the Raffle Prize Winners. Good luck!

10:45am – 10:55am: Sup up, gear on, ride forms up and ready for the off.

11:00am – Prompt – Ride leaves Streetbike for BCH and Ron Mac House.

The ride will take about 40 minutes to get to Steelhouse Lane and Birmingham Children’s Hospital for a “ride by” in front of the kids, then continues on to Ronald McDonald House.

Big news for this year – NO MORE CHAOTIC PARKING.

Matt has organised FREE access to the first three floors of the NCP Car Park next to Ron Mac House. Big thanks to NCP.

So it’s park up, kettles will be on, meet the kids, unload the prezzies, smile and chill. Its Christmas!

What to buy the kids and how to get ’em to us…

As we’ve always done, we love to build a mountain of presents right in the middle of the showroom at Streetbike.

You’ve always been fantastically generous for which we are always eternally grateful…and I know BCH and RMH are too.

This year – We want to bury the salesmen’s desks, and you’ve got two ways of doing this.

1. Drop ’em in store. It’s always great to see you and it gets us all Christmassy.

2. New for this year, to help those who (a) can’t get in or (b) don’t want to load up their bikes on the day or (c) don’t want to wait in at home – you can order stuff online and get it delivered straight to Streetbike.

Ronald MacDonald House already have their own Amazon Wish Lists which you can buy from and just get them to deliver to:

Streetbike (c/o The Big One Ride)
91-107 Dudley Road
Halesowen
West Midlands
B63 3NS.

If you make sure we know who the presents are from, we’ll happily acknowledge receipt and post a thank you on our FB page.

This year we asked for some guidance on the best things to buy so that we could really make a difference, not leave any age groups out and avoid duplications. Here’s what we got….

“In the past, both Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Ronald MacDonald House have found they receive less presents for new-borns (0-3 months) and teenage patients (12-16 years)”.

So, what are we looking for…

1. Anything you want to donate is absolutely fine.

2. For new-borns – Age appropriate soft toys are perfect.

3. For teens

BCH find that gift cards (Amazon, Game, iTunes etc.) go down a treat.
RMH prefer not to have vouchers, so gift sets, books, games etc. for older kids are great.

MOST IMPORTANTLY WE ARE GOING INTO AN INFECTION CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT WHICH, QUITE RIGHTLY, IS STRICTLY CONTROLLED FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF THE KIDS.

Which means…

1. All gifts must be brand new and in original packaging.

2. Please, please, please – DON’T GIFT WRAP THEM. As lovely as this is, we will simply have to unwrap them before taking them over.

3. Cuddly toys in particular are not allowed in unless new and in original packaging.

In previous years, you’ve always done fabulously with loads of presents. Thank You. But don’t forget, Ronald McDonald House provide a home from home for families so that they can be close to their kids in BCH. It’s a wonderful facility, close to our hearts, and they need stuff that simply keeps them running, year in, year out. Not quite as Christmassy as presents but just as important, possibly more so. From washing up liquid to drills and stationary to Golden Syrup!

Looks Crazy I know but every item you donate from these lists saves them having to buy it, freeing up money to do the important stuff, like kids’ parties and supporting parents.

As we said earlier, they have a set of lists on Amazon that you can order from and, if you do, opt to get them delivered to us here ready for the big day…

If you don’t want to use Amazon – here’s the key lists. So SHOP AWAY…

Cleaning Items

Disposable Gloves Nitrile Examination Powder-Free Glove – Medical Grade,Powder Free, Latex Rubber Free, Non Sterile, Food Safe, White & Black (XS/S/M/L/XL) (XL, White)
Fairy Clean and Fresh, Pomegranate and Honeysuckle Washing Up
Finish Classic Powerball Dishwasher Tablets – Original
Carex Liquid Soap Original 250ml
Centre Feed Rolls BLUE Tissue Paper Roll (2 Ply)
Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant Citrus Fresh
Febreeze Air Effects Air Freshener Spray Cotton Fresh or Thai Orchid
Strong Heavy Duty Clear Refuse Sacks Bags 18x29x39″
Toilet Duck Cleaner and Freshener 750ml Pine Fresh Fragrance
Mr Muscle Advanced Power Kitchen Cleaner
Flash Liquid Gel Crisp Lemons Concentrated All Purpose Cleaner
Flash Multi Purpose Cleaning Spray Bleach for Hard Surfaces
Flash All Purpose Liquid Relaxing Lavender 1 Litre
Andrex Classic Clean Toilet Roll Tissue Paper
Vanish Gold for Whites Stain Remover Powder, 1.4 k
Domestos Extended Germ-Kill Original Bleach with CTAC 750ml
Flash PX09193 Floor Cleaner, 5 L
Febreze Fabric Spray
Glade Shake ‘n’ Vac Lily Of The Valley Carpet Cleaning Powder 500gm
Aluminium Foil 290mm x 75m
Double Oven Gloves

House Improvements

Argon Tableware ‘Brocca’ Glass Water / Pitcher Jug – 1480ml (52oz) – Pack Of 6
12X Athena Hotelware Mugs 10oz Porcelain White Coffee Tea Cup Dishwasher Safe
Quest 2-Slice Toaster, 700 Watt, Black
Taylors Eye Witness 5-Piece Kitchen Knife Set
Ikea Kavalkad 28CM / 11″ non stick frying pan with handle
Ikea Toilet Brush with Holder Black
Catherine Lansfield Home 100% Cotton 450gsm Hand Towel, Plum
Catherine Lansfield Home 100% Cotton Bath Towel, Plum
Non Slip Bath Mat 380 x 600mm White
Sherwood housewares 5 Piece Ceramic Coated Non-Stick Cookware Saucepan Frying Pan Kitchen Set Red
Butterfly Can Openers

Office and other Supplies

Texet A4 laminating pouches 150 microns pack of 100
100m x 80cm Clear Cellophane Roll Gift Florist Wrap – 100m
Airwick Freshmatic Max Spray Refills Pink Sweet Pea 250ml
Windolene Trigger Spray 500 ml
Plenty Fat Designer Kitchen Towel
Askeys Treat Strawberry Flavour Dessert Sauce 325g
Askeys Treat Toffee Sauce (325g)
6 X Lyles squeezy golden syrup 325g
50 Mailing postal bags strong 12 x 16 inch (305×405) plastic polythene
Purely Everyday DL Window Self Seal Envelope – White (Pack of 1000)
100 x A4 premium thick white printer craft card 300gsm
12 x 1st Class Standard Stamps Royal Mail Post Office

Maintenance Items

Arian EcoSpa Natural 6 Mode Shower Head Handset Chrome 6 Functions Universal Fitting
Anti Kink Replacement Shower Hose 2-Meter (79-Inch) Stainless Steel, Polished Chrome
Relaxdays 35 kg Foldable Shopping Trolley, Black
UniBond Triple Protection Anti-Mould Sealant Cartridge – 300 ml, White
Duracell MN1500 Plus Power Batteries, Size AA (Pack of 32)
Harris 430 9-inch Easy Reach Paint Roller
Harris 7″ Medium Pile Roller Sleeve 465
Harris 4210 9-Inch Taskmasters Medium Pile Roller Set with 2 Sleeves
Harris Taskmaster 12ft x 9ft Double Protection Polythene Backed Cotton dust Sheet
Frog Tape Painters Masking Tape Multi Surface – 36 mm x 41.1 m
Scotch 3M 3 Rolls, Highest Quality
3M Scotch Branded Masking Tape 25mm (1″) Wide X 50m Long
Harris 13190 Platinum Brush Set (Pack of 5)
Silverline 633840 Screwdriver Bit Set
Wera 105631 Kraftform 14 Piece Big Pack 1000v VDE Screwdriver Set
Black + Decker Workmate 1000 WM1000-XJ Clamping Tables

Amazing when you think six years ago when we started, we only had 10 very wet and very cold riders !!! Those guys know who they are. Thank you from us all.

PLEASE try and let us know you are coming on the Facebook Event Page by
clicking here…

Bring it on… and, a slightly early but sincere, Happy Christmas to you all.