Tomorrow is a chance for local riders – men and women alike – to show their support for the Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day.
The North West Pink Ribbon Motorbike Ride for breast cancer is being organised by a group of female motorbike riders who believe we need to raise awareness of breast cancer as well as do something
The Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day aims to help raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as raise funds towards research, education and patient-support
This year alone, around 12,000 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the ride organisers, Kerry Little said.
While survival rates had increased with recent breakthroughs, one in nine women still faced a diagnosis by the age of 85 – and will need help and support.
“We decided that we wanted to have some fun but also raise funds for breast cancer research,” Ms Little said.
“This is the third time it is being held in the Tamworth area and we expect to have more than 150 bikes come along on the day.
“Last year, there were quite a few fellers in pink suits as well as lots of pink hair.”
The ride departs from The Pub at 9am to ride to Quirindi with a stop at the Werris Creek Hotel on the way.
Raffles will be held there before the ride goes to Gunnedah and another break at the Park View Hotel.
The last leg is back along the Oxley Highway to The Pub, and a barbecue lunch and band.
“The public is welcome to come along and view all the bikes,” Ms Little said.