Montecillo residents' need for speed

Andrew Sim from Experience Dunedin opens the throttle while Phil Herriott, Patriots Deep South...
Andrew Sim from Experience Dunedin opens the throttle while Phil Herriott, Patriots Deep South Chapter President, and club members provide a motorcycle escort.
A pre-ride afternoon tea and chat with residents.
A pre-ride afternoon tea and chat with residents.
A pre-ride afternoon tea and chat with residents.
A pre-ride afternoon tea and chat with residents.
From left to right, front to rear: Joyce Burt (87), Connie Wright (92), Joyce Allison (97) and...
From left to right, front to rear: Joyce Burt (87), Connie Wright (92), Joyce Allison (97) and Elsie Herriott (96) belt up and get ready to roll, ably assisted by Montecillo staff and members of the Patriots Club.
From left to right, front to rear.  Frank Sinclair (92), Allan Cameron (86), Daniel Gillion (73)...
From left to right, front to rear. Frank Sinclair (92), Allan Cameron (86), Daniel Gillion (73) and Ray Davis (74) mount up. One of the gents was heard to say after the ride, ''bugger the kids' inheritance, I'm buying one of these things''.

Saturday turned on a glorious day for members of the Deep South Chapter of the Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club, when they paid a social visit to the Montecillo Veterans home and hospital, to share a cuppa, a yarn, and shout the residents afternoon tea and some thrillseekers amongst them rides on the Destination Dunedin V8 Touring Trike.

Club members provided an escort for the Trike on their motorcycles, as the residents enjoyed scenic tours around Dunedin.

The Deep South Chapter of the Patriots club, which is made up of ex and currently serving members of the Defence Force, has a longstanding association with the residents of Montecillo Veterans Home, and enjoy their visits with the slightly more senior veterans who reside at Montecillo.

 - Phillip Herriott

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