‘RIDE OF SILENCE’ May 20th 2009
Charlestown, Nevis was transformed last night as a total of 64 bike riders from The Nevis Cycle & Triathlon Club, the Nevis ‘Bikes Not bombs’ program and other concerned riders came together to honor and remember the victims of motorcars across the world, and to ask the motorists of Nevis to ‘Share The Road’ with them.
Two officers from the Nevis police force were also on hand to help with traffic control as the riders rode slowly in silence for ½ an hour through the streets of Charlestown, the course taking them along Samuel Hunkins Drive, around past the Cultural Centre through the centre of town, out to Reliable motors and back for 3 loops.
Interested onlookers were handed prepared flyers to let them know the purpose of the ride, as were any of the motorists who expressed an interest, enabling the riders to maintain their silence throughout.
TNCTC representative Winston Crooke said “this was a very special moment, seeing the mostly very young riders embracing the spirit of the event’
For further information on the ‘RIDE OF SILENCE’ global movement see their website www.rideofsilence.org