Diamond Knights Bikers Club hosted their third successful annual charity run at the Galeshewe Stadium on August 26.
DIAMOND Knights Bikers Club hosted their third successful annual charity run at the Galeshewe Stadium on August 26.
Motorcycle clubs from all over South Africa, as well as from Lesotho and Botswana, attended the event, which this year also included prayer sessions.
A mass ride made its way to Bophelong Old Age home, near Barkly Road, where food hampers, toiletries and cleaning materials were handed over.
The biker club’s annual charity run coincided with the old age home’s anniversary.
Diamond Knights Bikers Club also committed to provide further assistance to the old age home and promised to return at a later stage to fulfil their outstanding commitments.
Galeshewe families in need were also identified and they too were provided with food parcels, toiletries, including sanitary towels for young girls, and cleaning materials.
This was done at the Galeshewe Pick n Pay centre.
Following the handovers, the mass ride moved to Parks Tavern where the entourage visited legendary Diamond Knights biker `Bra Parks’ Oupa Louw, who has not been well for a while, and held a short prayer service.
The mass ride made its way back to the Galeshewe Stadium, where the bikers held a moment of silence, in the presence of the Galeshewe station commander, Brigadier Trevor Ngcotholozi, and other SAPS members, in memory of the two police officers, Sergeant Kediemetse Masilo and Constable Okaetse Mandindi, who recently lost their lives in the line of duty during a shooting incident.
Proceedings then moved to the Bike Safety Talk by the Rainbow Mzansi Bikers Organization (Rambo) led by the president of Desperados MCC, Jason Rajan.
This was followed by fun games and entertainment by many local DJs, Bikerville DJs, including KG Smallz, as well as national artist and songwriter Kaylow.
The weekend’s festivities were concluded on Sunday at Motswako Chesa Nyama, where a bikers’ chillas was held.
The president of Diamond Knights Bikers Club, Sipho ‘Sika Bopha’ Gxotha, said the event was greatly supported by Kimberley residents.
Elaborating on their schedule, Gxotha said they hosted charity runs in 2018 and 2019 before the Covid pandemic struck.
“Our next charity runs will be determined by the annual calendar of Rambo, under which we are affiliated. However, we will have other charity projects in between, which we still have to finalise.”