MOTORCYCLISTS from the North West Bikers Club roared through Ellesmere Port as they escorted the White Ribbon Baton through Cheshire West and Chester.
The event on July 3 was part of a nationwide relay, which will see the baton travel across the country before arriving in London for the Olympics opening ceremony, with the aim of raising awareness about violence against women.
The bikers visited Chester Fire Station, the HQ building in Chester city centre, Winsford Lifestyle Centre, Frodsham, Northwich and Ellesmere Port during the event, which was organised by the borough’s Domestic Abuse Partnership.
Cheshire West and Chester recently achieved the White Ribbon Partnership Award, demonstrating that its communities, public, private and third sector organisations all stand firm against domestic violence.
Ellesmere Port mayoress Lynn Clare said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to support the bikers. It was wonderful to see people turn out to see them and show their support for the campaign to end violence against women.
“We are very proud of our White Ribbon partnership award and will continue to encourage everyone who lives in our borough to work together to tackle domestic abuse and the damaging effect it has on whole families.”
If you are worried about domestic abuse, call the national helpline on 0808 2000 247.