Moray motorcycle group seek to boost £20k raised for local causes

THE MORAY COAST MOTORCYCLE CLUB is gearing up for its sixth annual charity ‘Poker Run’ in memory of fallen bikers.

Sunday, August 13 is the date set for the event that will leave from Tom Adamson’s in Elgin at 11am with those taking part asked to gather up to an hour before that.

The Poker Run will see riders heading out to five locations along predefined routes of approximately 127 miles – at each stop the rider (and pillion passenger) will collect a card to form their poker hand, then they return to Elgin and submit their hands.

The event is not restricted by motorcycles – car drivers and passengers are also welcome to take part, with a full instruction sheet with details of routes and stop being provide to entrants on the day.

A spokeswoman for the event said: “There will be a cash prize for the winning hand and a cash prize for the runner up, along with the usual booby prize for the worst hand. The entry fee is £10 (riders and pillions can both enter), which covers entry and food/refreshments at Tom’s afterwards.”

Raffle tickets will also be sold on the day for prizes that have been donated by local companies and individuals.

The spokeswoman added: “Since 2001 the club has raised around £20,000 for charity – last year, we held our 7th Charity Poker Run, in which over 100 people took part and together we raised £1500 which was used to support a number of local causes.”

For further details on the event visit the clubs website.