Riders to rev up for cancer ride

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

South West riders will rev up their engines on Saturday, February 17, in the name of cancer support, with the second annual running of the South West WA Hog Chapter’s Go Dotty for Dot’s Ride.

Starting at 10am from South West Harley-Davidson in Bunbury, the ride will wind through the Ferguson Valley to Potters Gorge in Wellington National Park to raise money for Cancer Council WA’s South West support centre Dot’s Place.

Chapter activities officer Yvonne Chapman said the ride began last year with 50 bikes and raised $1300.

“It’s going to be our annual event,” Mrs Chapman said.

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“This year we’d like to at least match it, preferably overtake it and see if we can get towards the $2000 mark.”

She said it was decided to donate to Dot’s Place after experiencing first-hand the support provided by them following her husband Jeffrey’s cancer diagnosis.

“We had a lot of support through Dot’s Place, a lot of emotional and financial support,” she said.

“They were very good and the support we got was incredible and I just thought it’s time to give back.”

Riders are encouraged to wear something ‘dotty’ on the day or dotted tube scarves are also available to purchase on the ride, with all proceeds going to Dot’s Place.

“Just to get into the spirit of it, if you can find something spotty or that’s got ‘I support cancer research’ or something on it,” she said.

“It’s a beautiful ride,” Mrs Chapman said.

Registration starts from 9.30am, with all motorcycles welcome and a $10 fee per bike.

For more information contact Mrs Chapman on 0466 467 153.

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