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On Your Marks…
Since 2002 VLM has sent over 200 volunteers to Ethiopia. The All Ireland Vintage Motorbike Gathering has been a celebration of the work done by these volunteers, many of whom we met at locations all over Ireland.
The journey launched at the Church Restaurant , Mary’s Street Dublin 1 on Tuesday, August 13th, when the core group of bikers were waved off by RTÉ’s Mary Kennedy. Local bikers from the U.K joined the main body of the tour along the route, as well as local vintage motorcycle associations and classic car clubs.
A highlight of the event was the descent of Glengesh Pass in Co. Donegal on the afternoon of Sunday 18th of August, which featured many bikers. This event marked the centenary of a famous ascent of the Pass in 1913 by celebrated motor cyclists of the time.
We thank all who came out to support the bikers on their journey as well as all who gave generously to VLM during the event. We have already raised over €16,000 and are still accepting donations, click to donate to our brave bikers!
A special television programme featuring the Bike Gathering will be shown on Donegal TV (Sky channel 191) at 8pm on Friday 20th December.