Mo­tor­cy­clists in the pink

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More than 130 peo­ple decked out them­selves and their bikes in ev­ery­thing from pink tas­sels to pink bras and pink pigs for a char­ity ride which raised $2100 for the New Zealand Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

The event, held on Oc­to­ber 10, started from Welling­ton Mo­tor­cy­cles and was or­gan­ised by the Women’s In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor­cy­cle As­so­ci­a­tion.

Welling­ton as­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sen­ta­tive Carol Spauld­ing said ev­ery­one re­ally en­joyed the ride, which trav­elled along State High­way 2, over Hay­wards Hill Road and fin­ished in Mana.

‘‘ There were a lot of first­timers who thor­oughly loved it,’’ Ms Spauld­ing said.

‘‘Some of the men from the Kings­men stopped the traf­fic, which cre­ated a sense of safety for the girls.’’

Some of the men were even brave enough to wear pink, she said. There were prizes for best­dressed bike, old­est bike, best man and woman, best boy and girl, and best-dressed dog, which had his own cage on the back of the bike.

A sim­i­lar event in Auck­land raised about $18,000.

Photo: EMMA ALLEN

In the pink: Welling­to­nian bik­ers, from left, Cherie Flintoff, Craig Crosland and Paula Robin­son ‘‘pinked their rides’’ for a Pink Rib­bon char­ity mo­tor­cy­cle ride.

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