Protecta Insurance has been sponsoring WIMA and their annual Pink Ribbon Ride since 2007. This year is the 11th Pink Ribbon Ride, and Protecta is pleased to be there again helping WIMA to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Pink Ribbon Ride is a motorcycle charity ride run which will be held this year on Sunday the 12th of October, to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month. The ride follows the same route as previous years, starting at the Auckland Netball Centre and running through to Western Springs Stadium. The route doesn't include any motorways, so it is suitable for all motorcycles and scooters.
The ride always puts on a great show for spectators, as there is always several hundred motorcycles and most riders get into the "pink" theme. It's quite a sight to see such a long parade of motorcycles dressed up with pink ribbons, and riders don all sorts over the top of their safety gear, including pink bras, tutus, and wigs.
At Western Springs stadium there will be coffee vans, a sausage sizzle, raffles, prizes and giveaways. This is a popular event raising funds and awareness for a very worthy cause. So far WIMA has raised nearly $80,000 for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation!
Update - 13th October 2014
The ride yesterday was a great success. A convoy of 506 motorcycles, scooters and trikes made the journey from St Johns to Western Springs, raising $5,000 along the way. A great effort, for a very worthy cause.
Thank you everyone that participated, what a great turnout!