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A charity event run by Lewis and Harris bikers on Saturday (9 October) was an all-round success – for the bikers themselves, their guests and the local groups they supported.

The combination of a Macmillan Coffee Morning, a ride-out round the Westside loop and an evening event at Stornoway Golf Club ensured that everyone found something they enjoyed, and plenty of money was raised.

The coffee morning organisers, led by Carl Taylor, were staggered to find that they had raised over £1,400 for Macmillan with tea, coffee and baking during the day, well-supported by Saturday shoppers and visitors.

Carl said: “Thank you so much to everyone that donated, baked and volunteered. I’m lost for words. Generosity on the island never fails to amaze.”

Threatened wet weather held off long enough for a posse of bikers to make their tour of the west, while an evening event organised by Maree Hoy, with music from the Broken Ravens, among other performers, also raised more than £450 for Western Isles Women’s Aid.

Stornoway Golf Club provided the venue for the daytime and evening events, while Doune Braes Hotel at Carloway offered hot drinks and refreshments to bikers on the ride, and many local businesses supported the raffle which added to the funds raised.

The pictures show bikers ready from the ride out from Stornoway Golf Club (Carl Taylor) and taking a break at Doune Braes Hotel (Jock Morgan).