Bikers ride again to support cancer charity at rocker event

Big-hearted bikers from Tameside held their latest fundraising event that raised hundreds of pounds for Prostate Cancer UK.

The riders from the Globe Café in Dukinfield select a charity each year that they will support financially by holding a number of themed events. This time around the latest event was again held outside to adhere to government guidelines through COVID-19.

DJ for the day was Bob Taylor – known within the biking fraternity as “Bonneville Bob” – who was wearing a velvet-collared jacket, drainpipe trousers, and winkle-pickers, topped off with a Triumph melamed leather belt.

DJ Bob Taylor

Bob said: “Everyone seemed to have a good time and I decided to play a selection of authentic music from the Rock-n-Roll era and it was good to see that many dressed up for the occasion.

“It’s been really difficult organising these events to keep everyone safe and we are largely dependent on the weather being kind to us, but it won’t stop us, we are a hardy bunch.

“Once again, we had members of the British Motorcycle Preservation Society (BMPS) travel across the Pennines to join us and it was great to see them. I’d like to thank everyone that supports us and I’m looking forward to the next one later this year.”

Money was raised by selling raffle tickets, cash donations and a used biking gear sale, making a grand total of £360.

Prostate cancer affects about 1 in 8 men in the UK, mainly those over 50, and your risk increases with age. The risk is even higher for black men and men with a family history of prostate cancer.

Bob also organises regular rides out from the Globe Café and the next one is on Sunday, September 13, going to Eyam, leaving at 11am prompt and all are welcome. For further details call Bob on 07512 682984.

For more information on Prostate Cancer UK go to or call 0800 074 8383.

For more information on the Globe Café go to the Facebook page: or call 0161 830 0792.

Bob Alston
Tameside reporter, website and magazine designer and editor.


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