Algarve senior Bikers

Record turnout for Algarve Senior Bikers’ New Year Ride

The number of riders taking part was 55, with 40-plus bikes involved in the ride.

The Algarve Senior Bikers (ASB) held their New Year Ride on Tuesday, January 23.

This ride had been postponed from the previous week due to the heavy rains and high winds in the area. As it turned out, it was a good decision because the weather was “absolutely fabulous – beautiful sunshine and beautiful clear views of the surrounding countryside and towards the coast from the start”, said ASB founder David Shirley.

It was a record turnout for the ASB. The number of riders taking part was 55, with 40-plus bikes involved in the ride.

Members met in Boliqueime for a ride through the hills above Salir before descending to Querença for a coffee break at the popular café run by Rosa in the square opposite the church. After the break, the route took them towards the west and down through the pretty valley to Alte where they had lunch on the outside terrace of O Folclore restaurant. Entertainment provided as usual by Baltazar the resident donkey.

The event was planned by David Shirley and Philippe Payen who led the two groups with assistance of Phill Anderson and Leo Laurense.

The next organised ride will be on February 27 and details will be released soon after the annual planning meeting on February 2.