Does planning an event for three years running constitute a ‘tradition’?
If so, then the Motorcycle Club of the Hebrides (Hebriders) will be staging their Annual Charity Ride Out on Saturday 7th June. It is ‘traditional’ that the event raises money for local charities, whereby the money raised goes towards an organisation that benefits the people of the Western Isles.
This year, the charity that has been selected is the Hebrides Search and Rescue, or HebSAR for short. This organisation is made up of volunteers who apply their skills to a range of search and rescue scenarios, helping people in difficulty whilst out and about in the Western Isles.
John Norfolk, HebSAR Team Leader, said: “On behalf of the Team, we are very grateful that Hebriders have chosen us as their nominated charity this year.
“All the team members give up their spare time for both training and call outs, and do so without any remuneration. Our equipment is specialised and expensive and we rely heavily on donations in order to do our job effectively.”
The tour of the Western Isles starts at the Spar Filling Station in Stornoway, from which there will be a ride round the West Side to Cameron Terrace before heading down to Leverburgh. Each biker (and pillion) needs to raise £10 to gain a place in the charity run.
It is not just for Hebriders however, but for any motorcyclist who wants to have a enjoyable ride out for a good cause.
Do you want to take part? Hebriders encourage all 125cc and 50cc bikers to join in. Meet at the Spar filling station at 10am on Saturday 7th June.
Have your money ready, which will include free refreshments on the journey at both the Doune Braes and The Anchorage.
Event organiser, Richard Hemmings, can be contacted on 07715149828 should you have any queries.