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December 2008 Club News

2008 Pink Ribbon Ride

Story and pics Raelene and Garry

Jo attracting attention from passers-by...What a great turnout for the Pink Ribbon Ride this year. The weather was perfect - after last year anything would be an improvement. Anyone on last year's ride will definitely remember that wet soggy day. But thankfully Sunday 19th was a beautiful day for a ride.

We had 60 bikes and over 72 people assemble at the carpark all happy to be gathering for a great cause and happy for an excuse for a ride. We were joined by a couple from Tambellup who had seen our ride advertised, two European travellers  staying at the motel and riding around Australia on a bike and someone just riding past and wanting to join in which was great. It may have been the pink bras that were in full view that drew his attention!

Pink mob at Kamaballup Hall
After entries were paid and some generous donations received we headed to Kamballup Hall where Yvonne, Marilyn, Betty, Jan and Chris had set out a sumptuous morning tea provided by some of our club members.
When everyone was ready we headed towards Mt Barker, left turn to Kendenup and then out to Albany Highway to Gilberts Winery.

We were a little early which put Bev into a panic but everyone was very happy to sit around in the sun under the trees outside and just kick back with a glass of wine. Lunch was a choice of 2 soups with crusty bread or a pickers platter, all very nice.

The raffle was drawn and prizes donated from our Club, Albany Motorcycles, Great Southern Motorcycles, Lush Nursery, Reeves, Wombat Lodge and Caltex Service Station were happily received by the lucky winners. Satin n Lace made a donation of $25 towards the ride.

Sampling wines and soaking up the surroundsThe remainder of the afternoon was spent talking, eating and sampling some of Gilberts’ fine wine. It was a great day and a big thank you to everyone for supporting the ride and helping us to raise $1040.00 for breast cancer research.

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