A Bahraini contingent of motorcyclists has returned from a two-week journey spanning several countries in the Middle East, carrying with them the message of unity of the people of Bahrain.Euro Motors, the official importer of BMW motorcycles in Bahrain, pledged its support to the riders, who crossed four countries in the Middle East, including Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. The trip, spanning more than 4,000 kilometres saw the Super Adventure Riders – eight motorcycle owners from a variety of backgrounds – ride from Bahrain to Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, stopping at numerous points along the way to engage in charitable activities.The group, which consisted mainly of BMW R 1200 GS riders, as well as one rider on a six-cylinder BMW K 1600 GTL luxury tourer, experienced a variety of terrain and weather conditions en route, including a severe winter storm called ‘Huda’ that struck across the Middle East and hit Jordan with sub-zero temperatures and snow.The trip began on Thursday 15 January, with the eight riders setting out from Bahrain and crossing over to Saudi Arabia. After riding through the Kingdom, the next stop was the Jordanian capital of Amman for three days. During the stopover, the team travelled to two refugee camps, including Al Zaatari, established to house Syrians fleeing from their country’s civil war. Here, along with His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein, they presented aid including winter clothing, tents, shelter and food provided by the Royal Charity Organisation.The stay culminated with a visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain School, where His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin Al-Hussein gave a donation and announced the opening of the new Kingdom of Bahrain freshwater well.The riders then continued on their journey by crossing to the city of Nuweiba in Egypt. The final stop before heading on the return leg was meeting the Ambassador of Bahrain in Sharm El-Sheikh, where they raised the Bahrain flag on King Hamed Bin Isa Al Khalifa Road, sending the unity message to the world via flags and banners. A personal message to the King was also recorded and sent to emphasise the theme of loyalty.Upon the group’s safe return, chief organiser of the trip and head of the Super Adventure Riders, Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa said: "This has been a life-changing adventure. We set out on this trip to spread the message that it does not matter what religion we are, or what background or social class we come from – we are all equal and ‘one Bahrain’.“With my fellow riders, we have come together as one to cross the Middle East and spread our message of unity. We believe we have achieved this with all that we have done, from giving crucial supplies to refugees in camps in Jordan, who are experiencing one of the worst winters in the region, to finally holding up the Bahrain flag in Sharm El-Sheikh. This could have not been possible without the support of Euro Motors and our trusted BMW motorcycles that, despite experiencing some of the toughest conditions, brought us back home safe. We would also like to thank all the companies and organisations that supported this humanitarian adventure trip and made it happen.”This was a view shared by Paul Yates, General Manager of Euro Motors, who added: “We were excited to welcome this great group of riders home, completing a journey that can only be described as inspirational. We are proud to have supported such a great cause. The BMW motorcycles have been exceptional companions for the riders, going from the sunny desert climates in Saudi Arabia to one of the coldest winters in the region in Jordan. Despite all this the bikes have returned safely and are ready to go on their next adventure.”
February 2015 | © BMW Motorrad
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