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Bikers Welcomed At Deerness Hall

By Mike Robertson

The Deerness Community Centre welcomed nearly 200 bikers on Sunday (11th September) on their Rally for Clan Cancer Support.  Last year’s run attracted 167 bikes but this year they nearly reached their 200 target with over 190 turning up.

They left from the old bus station on Great Western Road up through the town, past the cathedral heading east to Deerness.

Due to arrive at noon, they roared over the hill, past the Deerness shop and on to the hall bang on time.  It was quite a sight as 100s of bikes streamed down towards us and completely filled the car park.

There were all kinds of bikes, big, small, some with three wheels but most with the regular two.  The riders too came in all shapes and sizes, young and old, male and female.

The weather was perfect, bright and sunny with just enough wind to keep the midges away.

The hall committee had prepared traditional mince rolls with tea or coffee.  It was a busy time, heating the mince, filling the rolls and making tea or coffee, but within the hour everybody was fed and chatting happily outside in the sun.   Kids of all ages took a chance to play on swings and zip wire.

Soon it was time to move on to Holm and Orphir and they all streamed out of the car park and back up the hill leaving a tired but happy committee and a load of empty pots.

You can find out more about Clan Cancer Support here, https://www.clancancersupport.org/.

Watch the visit to Deerness on video here, Bikers’ Rally for CLAN Cancer support at Deerness Hall 2022