Posted: 27 Nov 2013
Riders for Health's auction of 12 professional photographs from motorcycle racing in 2013 raised £3,755 in just half an hour at Motorcycle Live on Sunday. The money raised will directly support the lifesaving work of Riders for Health, transforming access to health care across Africa.
The images, printed on unique aluminium metre-long boards, featured some of the world’s best road and track motorcycle racers from MotoGP, Moto2, World Superbikes, Supersport, British Superbikes and the famous Isle of Man TT.
Legendary TT racer, John McGuiness, took to the stage bringing with him an amazing mid-air photograph of him at the Isle of Man TT from back in June. The image raised £625 and John signed it for the lucky winners.
The most popular image, however, was of Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi on the ‘corkscrew’ at Laguna Seca which raised £700. Winners of all three MotoGP images also got the chance to get them signed at Riders for Health’s Day of Champions at Silverstone next August.
Hosted by popular Eurosport broadcasting duo, Toby Moody and Julian Ryder, the auction drew a large crowd at the Blackhorse Stage in the British Eurosport Entertainment Zone.
Bennetts sponsored the auction from which money raised from the sale of the photographs will make a huge difference to Riders’ work providing health workers in Africa with motorcycles so that they can reach people living in rural areas with vital health care. Riders for Health trains the health workers in basic maintenance and employs skilled technicians to service the vehicles so that they never break down in the harsh terrain.