Maori motorcycling group Nga Uri Riders have joined the fight against meth by organising a ‘Breaking the Ice’ charity ride to raise money for a crisis care centre in Bunbury.
Seeking to raise $5000 for Lina Pugh and Julie Kent’s Doors Wide Open (DWO) initiative, an estimated 100 riders are expected to roar across 122 kilometres of road on November 12.
At a donation of $25 each, riders will depart the Australind BP boat ramp carpark at about 930am, and finish up at the Burekup Community Hall in Bunbury.
Nga Uri Riders spokesman Debbie Witt said the name of the club, Nga Uri, is Maori for ‘Descendants Of’ and the club stands proud to help the community in fundraising events.
“As a riding group, we decided to get behind DWO, show our support and let everyone know that it’s cool to ride motorbikes but not cool to take drugs,” she said.
“We stand strong with DWO and instead of burying our heads in the sand we are acknowledging there is an issue and want to help raise drug awareness.”