Ride out is a roaring success

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Perfect weather conditions provided a wonderful backdrop to the 50 riders and their bikes for the recent charity ride out in support of the Hebrides Search and Rescue Team (HebSAR).

The Hebriders raised £705, which also included a generous donation of £100 from the Spar Petrol Filling Station..

The bikes departed from the Spar Filling Station in Stornoway and took a route through town before departing for Barvas. The first stop was at the Doune Braes Hotel where Eileen MacDonald kindly provided refreshments for all the riders and pillion riders.

Next stop, Tarbert where lunch was kindly provided by Sally Lessie at the Anchorage Restaurant in Leverburgh.

This annual event is becoming something of a tradition whereby Hebriders help to raise money for charity organisations that are based in the Western Isles for the benefit of all islanders.

In addition, Hebriders wish to promote safe but fun motorcycling throughout the Western Isles. If you want to know more about what we do, then follow is on Facebook under the name of Hebriders.

John Norfolk, Team Leader of the Hebrides Search and Rescue, said: “This is a fantastic boost to our funds. We rely heavily on donations in order to keep our rescue vehicles on the road plus purchase specialist equipment. Please pass on our thanks, not only to Hebriders who made this all possible, but to all the people who were very generous with their donations.”

Pictured is the cheque presentation by the ride out organiser Richard Hemmings to Hebrides Search and Rescue: Left to right Jonny Murray, Alex Meen, Cameron Barron, Helene Lagrange, Richard Swift, Richard Hemmings and Tim Martin.