- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 25 June 2014
A group of Muslim bike lovers recently rode from London to Devon as part of a fundraising initiative for the benefit of the Caudwell Children charity, the Western Morning News reported.
Motorcycle enthusiasts from the Deen Riders group set off from Wembley on 20 June, aiming to make it to Torquay harbour by 3pm the next day.
The group was formed back in 2007 and since then its members have participated in a series of fundraising events. Last July the bikers managed to raise nearly £16,000 for victims of the Syrian civil war by taking an all-day ride.
Video producer Jamaal Richards, one of the founders of the group, said he has been riding a bike for about 20 years. Richards established the Deen Riders together with some friends who shared his passion after they realised that their love for bikes could give them the chance to help others.
The group was founded in an effort to help those in need and to support the community, Richards said. "Deen" in the name means "way of life" with Islam and comes from Arabic, he explained.
Riding a motorcycle and stopping at beautiful locations for prayer is a great experience for every member of Deen Riders and a passion they all have in common, Richards added.
The group raised over £1,700 for the Caudwell Children charity, which offers practical support to UK families with disabled children.