WHAT started as a conversation over coffee has grown into a cross-country fundraising event for a group of local “bikie” women.
In 2009, the idea of a motorbike ride to raise money for breast cancer and bring together like-minded women was born.
Four years later and the event has become an annual phenomenon, with more than 220 riders revving up on Sunday for the fourth North-West Pink Ribbon Motorbike Ride.
The event, which saw riders traverse through Bendemeer, Uralla and Walcha before heading back to
Tamworth, raised more than $8000 for the NSW Cancer Council.
“Everyone has been touched by cancer and we thought this was a great way to support research and services for cancer,” organiser Kerri Little said.
“We also wanted to encourage more ladies to ride motorbikes.
“Often as a lady if you join a club, you’re there only female member.”
The Pink Ribbon Ride was the largest yet for Tamworth, with 60 more riders than last year.
The day included continuous raffles, prizes for best dressed and best bike and a host of other novelty events.