Dambusters at 80

IBCC InSpire Ride 2023

May 14
14th May 2023

A motorcycling charity event to mark the 80th anniversary of the Dambusters, ending with a grand entrance and activities at the International Bomber Command Centre.

Bikers from around the country group together to raise money and ride to Lincolnshire's International Bomber Command Centre, to mark the poignant 80th anniversary of the famous Dambusters Raid.

This year’s event will take place in a similar vein to the 2022 ride, which saw over 500 motorcyclists taking part with ride-ins from around the country. In addition, there is a Northern and Southern ride in and once you have arrived at the IBCC, you'll be able to take part in the memorial centre's Service of Commemoration, take free guided tours of the site and its history, meet fellow bikers and supporters, see the flypast and soak up the atmosphere.

InSpire 23 is a motorcycling charity event run by motorcyclists for motorcyclists, in partnership with the International Bomber Command Centre. The date of this event will mark 80 years since the famous Dambusters Raid which saw 53 young men pay the ultimate sacrifice, so the day has a special poignancy.

InSpire’s ethos is to commemorate the huge losses in Bomber Command during WWII by converging on the IBCC for a celebration of community.

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • Guided ToursGuided Tours
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Baby FacilitiesBaby Facilities
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome
  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking

opening times

IBCC InSpire Ride 2023

Sunday 14th May 2023
10:00 to 16:00

entry & prices

Suggested Donation
VIP Solo Rider Package
VIP Rider & Pillion Package

VIP packages include:

  • IBCC Wristband
  • Free Priority Access to the Chadwick Centre Exhibition (usually £9.50 pp)
  • Professional Photo of YOUR bike in Front of The Spire
  • Free access to a VIP lounge with complimentary tea & coffee all day and a bacon, sausage or veggie burger bap on arrival.
  •  Exhibition with their additional wristband.

International Bomber Command Centre

Canwick Avenue



More About The Venue

International Bomber Command Centre

The International Bomber Command Centre is a space for recognition, remembrance, reflection and education about the Bomber Command Unit.