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24th Oct, 2021

Bikers thrill residents at Rugby care home

BIKERS got their motors running to thrill residents at a Rugby care home.

Residents at Overslade House heard the roar of over 20 Harley Davidsons enter their home to take part in the Overslade HOG Fest.

The Nene Valley Harley Owners Group (HOG) Chapter treated residents to a full run down of each bike as members explained the story of their bikes’ individual artwork and the power of each engine.

They danced and sang along together to songs from local singer Thea Watson.

The bikers were led by Martin Dickinson, director of the Nene Valley Hog Chapter and founder of Ride-To-The-Wall, an annual event held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to remember those who have lost their lives in conflict.

He said: “The Nene Valley HOG. members jumped at the chance to ride-out and meet with the residents of Overslade House.

“It’s always a pleasure to hear the memories of an older generation, many of whom had motorbikes themselves in their younger days.”

Ann Fletcher, Resident Ambassador at the home, said: “We have all had a magical day. The riders were so friendly, and seeing our home manager astride one of the Harleys is a moment we will treasure forever!”

Care home manager Violeta Baesu said: “This has been a huge amount of fun and the bikes and riders sparked a lot of memories for residents. We can’t thank the Chapter enough for making today so special.”

The Harley Owners Group is a worldwide organisation. Chapters are sponsored by a Harley Davidson dealership. The Nene Valley Chapter was formed in 2001 and is one of hundreds around the world.

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