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