Tonic Rider - Barry's Flying Circus
Tonic Music for Mental Health patron and Dub Pistols front man Barry Ashworth will take to the skies for the charity’s 3rd annual flagship fundraiser Barry Ashworth’s Flying Circus, aiming to raise £80k in aid of Tonic Rider, a unique, free mental health programme for the music community.
Taking place across 28th and 29th September at Aerosuperbatics in Cirencester, the fundraiser sees Barry Ashworth host a ‘Collective Wing Walk for Mental Health’, with over 40 fellow wingwalkers, including Bez (Happy Mondays), Sian Evans (Kosheen), Nick Reynolds (Alabama 3), Derran Brownson (EMF), heroic amputee Jim Ashworth-Beaumont and more being confirmed.
Barry’s Flying Circus will see each wing walker on top of a Boeing Stearman Biplane, performing a series of flypasts, zoom climbs, steep dives and banks and even loop-the-loops. Last year’s wing walk raised over £36,000 with 18 wing walkers. This year’s fundraiser will be even more ambitious and will see Barry and his team of wing walkers collectively fundraise with a target of £80,000 that would smash the previous record.