Bikers offer St John Ambulance aid
The Marlborough branch of the Ulysses Motorbike Club is holding its annual "fun ride" for St John Ambulance this weekend, and the club is hoping lots of bikers will join in.
The over-40s motorcycle crew will ride from Picton to Blenheim on Sunday and members are selling Ulysses Club badges to help raise money.
The bikers will leave from the St John Ambulance depot on Surrey St, Picton, at 10.30am.
Ulysses Club Marlborough branch member Evan Teale said he hoped the event would attract a lot of bikes. It is open to any road-legal motorcycle and will finish at Blenheim School.
Some of the Nelson branch might join the cavalcade, said Mr Teale who will be riding his new 1000cc Honda CBR – a step up from his previous 250cc bike, he said.
Mr Teale bought the motorbike in Dunedin three weeks ago and rode it to Blenheim in 12 hours, including stops, he said.
"It was just fantastic."
Mr Teale said the bike ride for St John Ambulance on Sunday would be a fun day.
St John Ambulance office administrator Helen Faulkner said the organisation was extremely grateful for the support of the Ulysses Club.
This year's bike ride had been changed from April to coincide with St John Week which runs from June 18 to 24, Ms Faulkner said.
The money raised would help with operational training for staff and volunteers.
Ulysses Club badges are available on the day for $10.
- The Marlborough Express