Harley Davidson owners hit the road in pink to fight cancer

Amanda Siebert at the Pink Ribbon Ride 2017.
Amanda Siebert at the Pink Ribbon Ride 2017.

PERTH roads will be a sea of pink this weekend.

The Harley Pink Ribbon ride is on to raise money for the Cancer Council WA.

The riders will begin in Thornlie and ride through Fremantle and along the coast before ending in Roleystone.

The annual event is organised by the Swan River Chapter of the Harley Owners Group and Perth Harley Davidson.

It has raised nearly $70,000 for Cancer Council WA since 2012.

The convey of about 600 bikes will be led by Ladies of Harley Officer Amanda Siebert, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer twice in nine years.

Ms Siebert said the whole process had changed her identity and the way she saw the world.

“The first time I was diagnosed it turned my world upside-down,” she said.

“The cancers were nearly eight years apart and the second cancer last year was a new primary cancer and more aggressive, so I had to undergo chemotherapy and a single mastectomy.

“I haven’t let cancer define who I am. The support of my friends and family made a big difference.”

Ms Siebert said support from the Cancer Council support and Swan River Chapter had played a big part in her recovery.

“Being around happy, excited people, it was a great positive and empowering environment,” she said.

“During my treatment, on days that I couldn’t ride I would go on the back of my partner’s bike.

“The days I could ride I felt like I had some control back over my life.”

All motorbikes are welcome; entry is $10 per person.

The ride begins at Perth Heat Ballpark in Thornlie at 9am on October 27.