Bikers are in pink for charity ride out
BIKERS and ballet don’t usually go hand in hand but dozens of riders will swap their leathers for pink tutus for a charity rideout.
The motorcyclists from around Macclesfield will show their softer side by wearing the pink frills on the ride around Macclesfield in aid of Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention.
Event organisers Ailsa Birchenough and partner Nick Wheatley, who run bike school Cheshire Biker Training in Macclesfield, say it promises to be an eye-catching spectacle when the bikers ride through town in a flash of pink.
Mum of two Ailsa, 35, who runs Kanashay Photography and will ride with Nick taking pictures, said: “We’re having a fun day of fundraising for Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention which is dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer. We’ve got several groups interested and several of the big bike shops and clubs have promised to support us. We will be visiting businesses before the rideout to take photos and collect donations and will be asking each rider for a donation.
“We’re asking people to join us on motorbikes or hop on the back of some- one elses for an afternoon rideout led by Nick around Macclesfield - all in pink tutus. We hope to attract a lot of attention. It’s going to be a sight for sore eyes.”
It’s part of a campaign called Take on the Tutu by Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention which involves people wearing pink tutus in events around the country,
Ailsa said: “We chose Genesis as they provide such a fabulous service.
“My sister had breast cancer resulting in a double mastectomy last year and I was sent to the Nightingale Centre, where Genesis is based in Wythenshawe with a breast lump and had a family history risk assess- ment. I was found to have a higher risk of cancer than the general population and now have annual mammograms despite being only 35. I was so impressed with the service and the staff and am a huge believer in prevention rather than just focusing on cure.
“We want to spread the word about the rideout to get as good a turnout as possible and to raise as much money as possible for Genesis.”
The rideout is on Saturday, November 21 from Macclesfield Rugby Club. Bikers should meet from 11.30am to leave by midday. To sponsor the troupe go to www.justigiving. com/bikersintutus.
●● Macclesfield Oriana Choir is holding a concert to mark 85 years in the town