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Bikers to vroom their mean machines on city roads for the cause of prostate cancer

More than 10 bikers to take to the streets of Delhi-NCR to participate in a ride that spreads awareness on prostate cancer in men.

delhi Updated: Sep 23, 2017 21:41 IST
Henna Rakheja
Henna Rakheja
Hindustan Times
Bike,Prostate Cancer,Delhi
Bikers from the group Brotherhood Riders of Superbikes (BROS).

This Sunday morning, by the time you get to the breakfast table, there will be several groups of riders on Delhi’s streets. These bikers will be taking to the streets of Delhi-NCR to participate in the worldwide event that marks September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

“A lot of people know about prostate cancer and how bikers across the world organise rallies to create awareness about it. About 40-50 riders from our group will be meeting other riders – about 100 – at Shiva Murti on NH 8 at 5.30am, and then will ride together. We will have tags on the bike windscreens that talk about prostate cancer,” says Faisal Qureshi, from Brotherhood Riders of Superbikes (BROS).

Though the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has bikers formally dressed, when they ride, some of the groups won’t follow a particular dress code. “We want to ensure safety of the riders since most of them will be riding superbikes. Raising awareness is important, and this ride is for a cause. But that can’t be at the risk of the life of bikers,” says Hardeep Singh Barmi, from the group Batch Of Soul Superbikers (BOSS). Qureshi further says, “We are so strict about following safety rules that we send back bikers if they don’t turn up dressed in safety gear.”

Members of the group BOSS — Batch Of Soul Superbikers.

These bikers, after raising awareness will head for a hearty breakfast to Pebble Street, a lounge at Connaught Place’s outer circle.

“We have people from all age groups and communities in this rally. There’s a 61-year-old ex-armyman, and people from different religions as participants. Everyone is coming together to make the public aware of this issue and discuss about it,” says Qureshi.

Make sure you are at Connaught Place too, to participate in this noble cause.

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First Published: Sep 23, 2017 21:41 IST