Bikers are in the pink for cancer
Dozens of bikers resplendent in pink roared into Oban on Friday as part of an annual charity effort for Macmillan Cancer Support. And among the motorcyclists was Carol Barker, left, who painted a poignant picture which was presented to nurse Donna MacKenzie at Oban hospital.
A MOTORCYCLE gang boasting Mohawk-styled helmets made their way to Oban last Friday – dressed in bright pink.
The friendly bunch were Breast Way Round, which is made up of mostly female members, with the few men in the group having to wear pink bras over their motorcycle gear.
They travel round Scotland one weekend a year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Paul Barker, one of the founding members, said: ‘It came about when my friend, Ali, got ill and she couldn’t ride any more, so we built her a trike – but she never got to do the ride.’
The bikers have raised £ 301,000 since they started in 2008 and next year will mark the 10th time the annual Breast Way Round bike ride has taken place. The bikers donated a colourful picture of a rainbow rose created by Carol Barker, one of the members, to Lorn & Island District General Hospital.
Paul said that the rose had become a symbol for the group. He continued: ‘We do all sorts of collections and put on various events to raise money for charity. It’s a privilege to be a part of it.’
Donna MacKenzie, a Macmillan specialist nurse, added: ‘It’s a fantastic event that raises a lot of money and it’s lovely to have them here. I think there’s more of them this year, but there’s a lot of familiar faces.
‘The picture they donated is beautiful and colourful and we will definitely find a space on the wall for it as it will brighten up the place.’
For more information, visit www.breastwayround.com.