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The Bermuda Classic Bike Club's annual charity motorcycle ride helped raise more than $1,000 for injured rider Tony (de Tiger) Grant last Saturday.

Grant, a member of the Bermuda Motorcycle Racing Club (BMRC), was left with serious head injuries after crashing his bike into a sidewalk and tree on Southside Road, St. David's in October.

The 22-year-old was on course to win the Formula class this year until his accident. His rehabilitation treatment at Spaulding Hospital in Boston is estimated to cost around $20,000 a week.

More than 40 riders from the Bermuda racing community and Bermuda Long Riders Club donned their leathers for the charity ride which included Mobylettes, Triumphs and Lambrettas. The ride started in Hamilton and made its way to Dockyard and St. Georges, before finishing at John Smith's Bay.

The event also included a Poker Run with entry frees raising around $800 which meant the winner, Jason Carreiro, won $400. Carreiro generously donated all of his winnings to assist with Grant's medical expenses.

Grant's mom, Sonya, expressed her gratitude to the Classic Bike Club for organising the event and had some special words of thanks for Carreiro for kindly donating his winnings.

Bikers line up in St.George's Town square last weekend

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Published December 16, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 16, 2010 at 7:31 am)

Classic riders raise cash for crash victim Grant

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