New Aprilia superbike on show at Welwyn Garden City motorsport company's fundraiser for the Army

GET on your bike and head to WGC during the last weekend of the month. Predator Motorsport, an exhaust manufacturer for cars and motorcycles in WGC, will be holding a fundraising event on Sunday, May 31 for the Army Benevolent Fund, which supports current

GET on your bike and head to WGC during the last weekend of the month.

Predator Motorsport, an exhaust manufacturer for cars and motorcycles in WGC, will be holding a fundraising event on Sunday, May 31 for the Army Benevolent Fund, which supports current and former soldiers and their families in times of need.

For the past eight years, Predator has sponsored the Royal Artillery, the British Army's firepower in conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Colin Fitch, Predator's managing director, said the idea for the event started after he called the Royal Artillery to invite soldiers to an open day of the company's new headquarters in South Mundells.


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"I heard that four members of the Royal Artillery have been killed in the Helmand province in Afghanistan in the past 12 months," he said.

"That's when we thought that instead of having an open day, we'd just have a fundraising day for all the families of the servicemen who didn't come home."

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The day will feature demonstrations from the Royal Artillery and Hertfordshire police, but perhaps the biggest draw of the day is the European launch of the new Aprilia RSV4 superbike.

"It's the most long-awaited motorcycle of the modern era," said Colin.

"Aprilia has given us two for the day, so people can try them out."

Predator has called in local businesses to help with the event, many who employ former and future soldiers, which Colin says adds a particular significance.

"It makes it very close to home," he said.

"These guys go out there and represent us, and we just wanted to give something back."

The event will run from 10am to 4pm at the Predator headquarters in South Mundells.

For more information about the day, or to get involved, call Predator Motorsport on 01707 334090.

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