Saint Nazaire. Bikers have heart and they prove it | Ocean Press

Twenty years of solidarity to change the view of disability and there is a need for it​, underlines Éliane Vallée, referent in Saint-Nazaire of the Loire-Atlantique delegation of the APF France Handicap. Like fundraising elsewhere! The money is used to finance summer outings for people with disabilities who do not go on vacation, virtual reality headsets to raise awareness of disability among schoolchildren​, recalls Eliane Vallée who moves around in a wheelchair. As of today, it is launching a call for side-carists to transport people with disabilities, so that we can all be together (candidates can make themselves known on 06 07 15 51 05 or 02 51 80 68 00). This Friday, May 13, the APF France Handicap has a stand in the shopping mall of the Leclerc hypermarket at L’Immaculée. From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., we will be selling regional solidarity baskets made up of different products from the Pays de la Loire region.​.

La Roche-Bernard via the Arzal dam

Marc Vérove is a member of the association Handicaps Motards Solidarité (HMS), partner of this 20and Smile party, also with the Atlantic Moto Club and the Relay group of the Saint-Nazaire conurbation. Amputee of the left leg, Marc Vérove indicates that HMS – which does not have an antenna in the West – lends adapted motorcycles to driving schools so that motorcyclists injured after an accident can retake their license​. Despite his heavy handicap, the passionate biker pilots a large red and black engine. Proof that there are solutions to get back on the bike after a serious accident​.

The appointment is given to bikers from 8:15 a.m. on Sunday May 22, boulevard Wilson, in the parking lot in front of the sub-prefecture (seafront). Registration (€5 per helmet) will be done on site for this motorcycle ride, with a stopover in La Roche-Bernard. Departure is scheduled at 9 a.m. sharp, so as to be able to cross the Arzal bridge. The return to Saint-Nazaire is scheduled around 1 p.m.​, explain the organizers of this friendly event. The best years we had up to 180 motorcycles and sidecars​, underlines one of them, Guillaume Ploteau. So if the good weather comes to the Smile Festival, the procession should still be impressive on Sunday May 22. From noon, a big popular party will be organized on the seafront, with food stands and concerts in connection with the VIP. On the bill Minor offense, Kial Ne, Alyzées Percussions and the sea shanties of the Nazairians of Vent Back.


Saint Nazaire. Bikers have heart and they prove it

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