Next Ride Sunday 9 September 2018
Auckland, Waikato, Wellington & Invercargill
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Date: Sunday 9 September 2018
Cities: Auckland, Waikato, Wellington & Invercargill.
Fee: $25 per rider advanced purchase or $30 on the day.
Registration includes: Ride entry, Bikers in Blue rocker (badges additional).
Bikers In Blue
The Bikers in Blue motorcycle ride is a symbol of support for the many people who have been affected by prostate cancer, this September we are calling for all bikers to register for this fun filled event and soar through the streets in support of Kiwi men. Bikers will ditch their traditional black leathers for wacky blue outfits to raise funds to help with prostate cancer research and support those living with the disease. This is a great opportunity for fellow bikers to come together to enjoy a day of fun for a great cause. Join us in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington or Invercargill and let’s hit the road for prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand is the main charity that focuses on both prostate and testicular cancers in New Zealand. The Foundation actively promotes public awareness of these diseases particularly through the annual Blue September campaign. We provide support for men and their families who are living with the disease, fund research that will improve diagnosis and treatment, and advocate for patients. With no Government funding, we appreciate the support of our supporters, donors and sponors.
Ray Woolf MNZM
Ray Woolf is one of New Zealand’s most well-known entertainers. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer several years ago during routine blood tests, while managing Type 1 diabetes. Ray had surgery in 2012, is now prostate cancer-free and encourages other men to be proactive and have regular checks.
Auckland – Morgan Sobanja (Road Rats)
After losing a couple of friends to cancer, Morgan decided six years ago that he wanted to do something to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. After a few years of being involved in the ride the opportunity presented itself for Morgan to take over as Ride Leader in Auckland, this year marks his 6th year organising this event.
Wellington – Neil Brocklehurst (Real Aotearoa)
Neil Brocklehurst is the founder and senior tour guide at Real Aotearoa and has been riding motorcycles since he was 13 years old. Neil sees Bikers in Blue as a Real opportunity to get involved in something that effects far too many Kiwi blokes. By raising funds and riding together you can not only assist with the research but also increase awareness of this treatable disease. There’s nothing unmanly about being involved or getting an annual check-up!
Invercargill – Reuben Boniface (Blue Knights)
A motorcyclist for 25 years, Reuben enjoys the comararderie and banter of riding with others. He is the Regional Director for the Blue Knights motorcyle club and supports safe riding practices at all times. He became involved in Bikers in Blue in 2016, and ran the only event in the South Island. Reuben encourages all blokes, biker or not, to take their health seriously and join them in whatever way they can, to raise awareness and funds for this worthwhile cause.
Ride Leader Expression of Interest
Are you a Leader of the Pack?
We want to take Bikers in Blue nationwide. If you’re interested in leading a ride in your area please get in touch via the contact form.
- All routes to be mapped out and published in advance.
- Ride leaders to undertake a safety briefing at the start of the ride.
- Organisers to arrange a sweeper vehicle in the event of a breakdown or accident.
- Riders to ensure that their bikes are in working order and meets the road safety standards of New Zealand.
- Riders to ensure that they have the correct safety equipment including helmet and goggles.
- Inappropriate riding will not be accepted – riders are to remain in a group behind the lead vehicle/rider at all times.
- Where possible, the ride will commence and finish at a PlaceMakers branch – ride leaders to ensure that there is suitable shelter, drinks and food.