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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Weskus bikers do it again!

The Weskus (West Coast) bikers are at it again! Last week we all got a "Whatsapp" message from Divi the President of the Meeulanders Motorcycle Club informing all that local farmers are in dire straits due to the ongoing drought. He called on bikers to gather at the Phoenix bar on Saturday afternoon to see if they could raise funds for animal feed.
We were not able to attend as we had visitors for the weekend but apparently a fairly large group of local bikers did attend and Frank took our donations along with him.
 A festive time was had by all according to reports from Frank who was eventually thrown out after everyone else had left!
Many of the local clubs were represented as well as unattached bikers, not only the Meeulanders answered the call and an amazing total of R10,000 was raised which included previous pledges.
I am proud to be counted among the Weskus bikers. I know of no other groups who give of their time and money for causes like bikers do and it was only a couple of weeks ago that they were donating money to Cancer, well done guys and gals- you Rock!


Trobairitz said...

Motorcyclists are some of the most caring and giving people there are. This just reaffirms that once again.

the rider said...

You are right Brandy and it seems like it is an international phenomenon, I am particularly impressed by two American groups that I know of: the Patriot Riders and BACA - Bikers Against Child Abuse, what is it about bikers? Does becoming a biker inspire altruism or do good people become bikers? Or both?

Gerrie Pieterse said...

Yeah Andrew, I reckon it's more old-school bikers educating the up & coming youngsters in biker etiquette? We've been through it all (beginning with being associated as biker-scum when bikes were cheap & nasty)_and still alive after all these years. There's more appreciation for live from a biker than most other people realise.

the rider said...

You are absolutely right there Gerrie, I agree one hundred percent. The young up and coming bikers have to watch us and learn.