Bikers turn Fort William pink for cancer support
BREAST Way Around Scotland riders stopped off in Fort William on the 10th annual motorcycle run.
A group of 55 riders from all over the UK get together at the end of May each year riding around the west coast of Scotland in a charity event for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event, which started in 2008, has raised £ 318,500 for Macmillan.
Participants left Kilmarnock on Friday May 26 and headed to Fort William.
Group secretary Kate Anderson explained the riders split into two, with the more experienced riders heading to Inverness and onto Aviemore, while the others stay in Fort William for part of the day doing a street collection, before meeting the rest of the riders in Aviemore.
Kate told the Lochaber Times: ‘This was a special year for us, with it being the 10th anniversary of the event. We always go to Aviemore as we have a memory tree in the MacDonald Resort there and we have a memorial for the ones we have lost.
‘Everyone in the group has been touched by cancer in some way, through the loss of a relative.’
Kate said that while the majority of the riders are female, men are able to join them, but the ones who do, do so with a special condition.
‘All the men who participate have to wear a decorated bra on top of their leathers and we hold presentations for the best bra and the pinkest bike.’
Kate said the group hopes it has raised another significant amount this year, with the total still being calculated.
The tenth annual charity ‘Breast Way Around Scotland’ motorcylce run used Fort William as a base.