March 24 2011.

Feridax has confirmed its support for 'The Great Escape 2' charity ride and will be supplying the new Shoei Qwest helmets for all nine participating riders.

'The Great Escape 2' will see the riders travel some 3,000 miles across Europe over the course of two weeks, starting on the 4th of June. The aim is to acknowledge and remember all prisoners of war during the Second World War whilst raising much-needed funding for the UK's more recent heroes who have been engaged in conflicts in the Middle East and beyond.

All funds raised will be given to the Help For Heroes and Royal British Legion charities.

The Great Escape is one of the most critically acclaimed war films ever made. It was based on a true story and strikes a chord with many motorcyclists due to the iconic scene where Steve McQueen jumped a barbed wire fence aboard a Triumph. The film was based on the exploits of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell, who was shot down and captured during the evacuation of Dunkirk, but vowed to cause as much disruption as possible for the German forces.

"The Great Escape 2 is an arduous ride across varied terrain, where rider safety is absolutely paramount, so the quality of the helmets that we will be using, really is of critical importance," explained Peter 'Spud' Spowage, the event organiser. "So when I was contacted by Feridax UK with the offer of sponsored Shoei Qwest helmets, I was delighted, because having worn this helmet myself I know it to be light, comfortable and perfect for long distance touring. I would like to personally extend my thanks to Mark Ingleby of Feridax UK for his support in supplying us with these excellent SHOEI products which will certainly help to make the Great Escape 2 safe and successful."

The 'Great Escape 2' rider team will follow Squadron Leader Bushell's route, starting at RAF Biggin Hill, proceeding via Dover to the Beaches of Dunkirk, then onto Belgium, Holland and Germany, ending at Trier train station, where Bushell was finally caught.

You can learn much more about the 'Great Escape 2' and make a donation, by visiting www.greatescape2.net which is also well worth book-marking, as the site will be regularly updated with the latest news and an on-going Blog.