Hardcore Bikers show their Softer Side

  • by onRoute
  • Mar 13, 2013
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Big burly bikers sporting unruly beards and dark sunglasses looked more like big teddy bears - their motorbikes weighed down and adorned with teddies and toys of all descriptions. It’s a sight not seen anywhere else in South Africa - 6 500 bikes riding the highway in convoy carrying more than 10 000 toys. It’s the biggest motorcycling charity event in the country!

Thousands of charitable bikers gather from the North West, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Bela-Bela for one reason: to drop and donate toys to less fortunate kids during the festive season. The mountain of toys donated this year was overwhelming and saw thousands of children from more than 300 orphanages, homes, shelters, hospitals and charity organisations around the country overjoyed.

Bakwena took care of the full road closure and an open Doornpoort Toll Plaza to accommodate all the bikers. The success of the sixth Annual Toy Run held in November was a humbling and proud experience. We look forward to seeing everyone there next year!

Big burly bikers sporting unruly beards and dark sunglasses looked more like big teddy bears - their motorbikes weighed down and adorned with teddies and toys of all descriptions.