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This weekend, more than 30 bikers on 25 motorcycles rode through Huddersfield to mark the 21st anniversary of the Huddersfield Motorcycle Action Group. Even though bikers had to deal with poor visibility and heavy rain during the trip, they still managed to celebrate their club's achievement by taking a tour of the town centre.

 

The club was relaunched in 1993 with the goal of preserving bikers' lifestyle and promote motorcyclists' rights and since then it has been a vital hub for local lovers of two wheels.

 

Riders dressed up in their best leathers and rode twice around the ring road of the town before heading to Greenhead Park. They finished the tour at the Fieldhead pub in Quarmby Road for a barbecue and drinks, challenging their rock n' roll image when they had to choose from a selection of birthday cakes, local newspaper The Examiner reported.

 

A speech about the importance of the Huddersfield Motorcycle Action Group was made by Jason McCartney, Colne Valley MP and Motorcycle Action Group member. The group, which is led by volunteers, represents bikers in local and national government.

 

Making sure that the rights of bikers are protected is very important for the safety of all road users, commented Ali Preston, member of the group.

 

More than £120 was raised during the celebration event. The money will be donated to the local group, its national organisation and the local Kirkwood Hospice.

 

The national Motorcycle Action Group was set up back in 1973 for bikers of all levels and supports many parties, competitions and rallies throughout the year.

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