A group of Bahraini motorcycle enthusiasts set off yesterday on their BMW Adventure Bikesfor a 15-day cross-country tour to raise money for local charities and spread the message of unity.
Spanning more than 4,000kms, the Super Adventure Riders – eight BMW Adventure Bike owners from a variety of backgrounds – will ride from Bahrain to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, stopping at numerous points along the way to engage in charitable activities, including a visit to the Al Zaatari and Al Zarga refugee camps in Jordan. Euro Motors, the official importer of BMW Motorcycles in Bahrain, pledged its support to the group as the Super Adventure Riders embarked on a journey of a lifetime on their BMW R 1200 GS and BMW K1600 GTL exclusive motorcycles.
The trip began on Thursday 15thJanuary, with the eight riders setting out from Bahrain over to Saudi Arabia. After riding through the Kingdom, the next stop will be the Jordanian capital of Amman for three days. During the stopover, the team will travel two refugee camps including Al Zaatari, established to house Syrians fleeing from their country’s civil war, to present, together with His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein, aid including winter clothing, tents, shelter and food provided by the Royal Charity Organisation. The stay will then culminate with a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain School, the only school in the camp, to present the traditional Bahraini halwa sweet to each of its 9,000 students, whileHis Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein will give a donation as well as announce the opening of the new Kingdom of Bahrain fresh-water well.
The riders will then take a ferry trip across to Egypt and the city of Nuweiba, before trekking down to Dahab on the east coast for a three-day stay. Here they will participate in an underwater diving adventure,take photographs and shoot videos of their ‘unity’ message, with a host of banners and flags serving as the backdrop. The final stop before heading on the return leg will be a meeting with the Ambassador of Bahrain in Sharm El-Sheikh, where they will raise the Bahrain flag on King Hamed Bin Isa Al Khalifa Road to send the unity message to the world via flags and banners. A personal message to the King will also be recorded and sent to emphasise the theme of ‘loyalty’.
“We are eight riders from Bahrain with very different backgrounds, but all from one country. Traveling these long distances together highlight our love and unity for one another. This journey is one we have all dreamed of doing and we are happy that it is finally coming true.” Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa continued.