IN a show of support for friends and family who have been affected by breast cancer, more than 25 bikes joined hundreds of other bikes and riders to participate in the annual Pink Ribbon Ride last Sunday.

Dykes on Bikes (DOB) Sydney organisers have said it was the biggest attendance at a club event this year — besides Mardi Gras.

The day started when 15 DOB Sydney club members gathered in Stanmore in Sydney’s inner-west to ride to Club Punchbowl, where they met more club members taking the total ride numbers to over 25, including members of the Central Coast-based Vixens Motorcycle club.

Dressed in pink, DOB Sydney raised over $500 in registrations and more in purchasing pink items for the Breast Cancer Institute.

The ride course took the girls through some of the most scenic areas of south-west and western Sydney, from Warragamba Dam, down to Picton, and back to Punchbowl.

DOB Sydney president Manda Hatter said: “Thanks to all our members who supported us on the day, it was a stunning day for a ride, and a great cause to throw our weight and attendance behind.”

Monies raised contributes to the dedicated work in screening and support programs, education, clinical services and research for the Breast Cancer Institute.

For more information about Dykes on Bikes Sydney, visit

Dykes on Bikes Melbourne will take part in their Pink Ribbon Ride on October 26.

(Photo credit: Maddy Saggus)

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