Sunday 10th September 2017
Auckland & Wellington
Date: Sunday 10th September 2017
Cities: Auckland, Wellington
Registration includes: Ride entry, Bikers in Blue patch, raffle ticket
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 be ditching 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 either Auckland or Wellington and let’s hit the road for prostate cancer.
Start: 9.30am PlaceMakers, 481 Pakuranga Rd, Highland Park
End: PlaceMakers, 47 Tavern Rd, Silverdale
Start: 9.30am PlaceMakers, 155 John Seddon Dr, Porirua
End: PlaceMakers, 38 Tacy St, Evans Bay
Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ is the main charity that focuses on both prostate and testicular cancers in New Zealand men.
The Foundation is active in promoting awareness of the diseases particularly through the annual Blue September campaign. We provide support and information for men and their families who are living with the disease and we also fund research that will improve the diagnosis and treatment procedures available.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation of NZ receives no Government support and appreciate the great support of our supporters and donors to provide these services.
Sir Peter Leitch
The Mad Butcher
Sir Peter is one of our longest serving and most high profile patrons and a true New Zealand icon. He is as well known for his philanthropic work – “Prostate cancer doesn’t get the publicity it should even though blokes are dying from it every day. Blokes are not getting checked as often as they should be which is terrible. I am very proud to be involved in Blue September.”
Ray Woolf MNZM
Ray Woolf is one of New Zealand’s most well-known entertainers. Ray Woolf was diagnosed with prostate cancer several years ago during routine blood tests, while managing Type 1 diabetes. He 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 the Ride Leader in Auckland. This year marks his 5th year organising this event with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.
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!
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 NZ.
- 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.