Doing Good At Valencia: Riders For Health and Pole Position Travel Charity Events

The motorcycle racing season is winding down, and is due to reach its conclusion at the final race of the season, the Valencia MotoGP Round. Should you have any funds squirreled away for a rainy day (and here in Northern Europe, it is a VERY rainy day), then traveling to Valencia to celebrate the season's end with 130,000 crazed MotoGP fans is not a bad way to spend it.

While you're there, you can also help do some good. Thursday sees the traditional Riders for Health Experience, where you can do a lap of the circuit, pick up a souvenir at the celebrity auction, watch James Toseland and his band Crash play, or wander through the paddock and gawp at the bikes, teams and riders as they prepare for Sunday's race. Friday night sees another charity event, with friends and supporters of Pole Position Travel organizing a charity auction and party to benefit the Downs Syndrome Ireland charity. World Supersport runner up and former 250cc rider Eugene Laverty will be the star of the event, and some fantastic items will be going up for auction, including a pair of paddock passes, a weekend for two at next year's Silverstone GP, a very rare Laguna Seca 2009 poster - the banned version featuring Valentino Rossi vs Casey Stoner - signed by Valentino Rossi himself, as well as various items bearing a host of signatures from the MotoGP paddock. Pole Position has outstanding contacts inside the paddock, and various prominent figures are likely to turn up on the evening, including Julian Ryder, Dr Martin Raines, and possibly even the editor of an obscure motorcycle racing website.

More details on the Riders for Health event on (in Spanish), or there's a summary in English on Pole Position Travel's website. You can also find out more details about the event, as well as booking tickets or an entire package, on the Pole Position Travel Valencia MotoGP page.

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Quick question....banned version of a poster? Wheeler's "The Pass" maybe?
Sigh, I wish my wife didn't want to buy a house.
Have fun and raise a ton!

Great people to go to a GP with. If only it hadn't been a rainy year for me + I had the money to go. Gordon certainly knows how to organise a piss up in a brewery (one of their Brno events) so it should be a great party.

Never heard of this banned poster, any chance of a pic?