Jennie is blown away by the Gold Wing, not the wind

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HIGH winds could not stop people two- and three-wheeling around the island as part of the sixth Guernsey Touring Motorcycle Club charity ride.

Club secretary Steve Carter said he had been worried the wind would keep people away.

Weve had to adjust the route slightly and go more inland, he said.
We normally get quite a good turnout. Not everyone gets the chance to ride motorbikes like this.

Those wishing to have a go were asked to make a donation to breast cancer charity the Pink Ladies.

Colin Elliston, who has been blind from birth, raised more than 100 by having a go for the first time.

I got used to it after a while I held on very tight, he said.
Ive really enjoyed it. Id like to do it again.

Voluntary worker Jennie Chaddock, 56, who was given the all-clear after her own battle with breast cancer, said she overcame her nerves to support the charity. I hope this is really successful for the Pink Ladies. It is well deserved, she said. I rode on a Honda Gold Wing. I was a bit scared at first but it was like riding in a lounge seat it was amazing. It was a lovely way to see the island.

Colin Elliston, who has been blind from birth, raised 100 for the Pink Ladies by riding in Simon Kents sidecar.    

GP article 21/09/2011. (Picture by Luke Richardson, 1180427)

Thank you from Steve Carter

I would just like to thank you all, on behalf of the G.T.M.C. The Guernsey Touring Motorcycle Club, for your support of the Pink Ladies Charity ride 2011 on Sunday 18th September.

We had help in the shape of a motorcycle combination kindly supplied, and ridden by Simon, AKA, "Screw", of the Greenman MCC, representing the HOGS, were Andy on his Trike, and also John Breton & Sylvia on their big blue Harley Tourer.

Thanks to all our club members that helped on the day, your help was invaluable, you helped organize, a trailer for the day,(Thanks to Graham at Regency Events) laptops and printers for the photo's, Steve & Tony, Mark with the  the railings, Rick, the bike mounting steps, Tracey C & Mark at Balloonees the balloons and bunting, the cable ties, thanks Tom Burnett, to Ruth De La Mare and Fiona McKane (Pink Ladies), also Fiona's husband + his Bike,( the photographer, Colin's mate, from Oatlands,) to Nick Piercey from Vazon cafe, to Mario Tedde, on his Triumph rocket three, to Shane Rosamond from the Full Boar MCC for their kind donation, also to Phil Johns, Seamus Gillespie, Carrie Ewin, TQ, Andy Ewin, Mark Brouard, Steve & Tracey Spencer, Tracey Carter, Tom Burnett, Martyn Brehaut, Martyn Lowndes, Ricky Rosamond, Colin Le Prevost, Jason Smith, Pat Le Corre, Ash & Tracey Ford, all the other bikers, that donated their time, support, and their bikes, to all our sponsors, Mark at Balloonees, The British Bike Club, Condor Ferries, Harley Owners group (HOG), Melody Press printers, Millard & Co (Helmets), NSEW, Regency Events, Thompson Motors, 2mi, The Half Moon Caf, and Vazon Bay Caf,  if I have forgot to mention anyone, really sorry, but you know who you are!!!!! Pat yourself on the back for a great job, well done, and to cap it all, despite the bad weather, you all still managed, with the help of all our sponsored pillions and all the donations, gratefully received raised an amazing 578.00.

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