As seen in issue 460 of Back Street Heroes
Now for those expecting many pictures of sparingly clad firefighters its best to
disappoint you now, for this was an event organised by the Firefighters motorcycle
club, to raise funds for Oli. Oli being a 15-
So, the shout went out for a charity bike day at the training base in Rochester, Dickens I thought, I may even be able to find that and as the sun shone and folk came, and then more folk came, the marshals did an ace job, especially when a flurry of trikes arrived, and it wasn’t long before every inch of spare tarmac at the fire and rescue centre was covered.
Being in Kent and close to the ports It even enticed quite a few fire fighters’ clubs from Europe as well who seemed to be enjoying themselves. Keeping the relaxed vibe was a solo singer and a few stalls in a sort of market place area. Being early season catching up with folk from all over was good. It was that busy that it was easy to miss folk too and I’m sorry for those I didn’t catch. I think many were hunting shade.
I’ve no idea how much was raised as even now a couple of weeks on I think they are still counting, but I did see a large cheque presentation with one club giving £1200 and there were lots of notes going in the charity buckets, you could also buy support badges etc and many gave to the just giving.
There was a bike show, but all along the day was quite fluid and mobile so not sure
how they worked out the winners. Winners on the day were: Best streetfighter Blue
Suzuki bandit, Best custom purple Harley, Best classic BSA bantam, Best in show long
red chop. But the main bike park was in itself a fab bike show, and I loved the sportster
flat trackers, the well-
A great show, fab venue and good times what more do you need and we all wish Oli the best in future treatment .
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