The Algarve Senior Bikers group was established in June 2010.
The result of an idea from David Shirley who initiated the first meeting.
The informal group of experienced riders now meets on a regular basis to enjoy both the riding
and the social aspect of motorcycling.
Since the first meeting in Porches the group has grown to around 200 members.
Meetings usually consist of a leisurely ride through the beautiful countryside of the Algarve
and normally include stops for coffee and lunch.
Between the usual monthly meetings members get together to go touring sometimes for two or three day breaks and visit motorcycle related events.
The group has members from several different countries and from all parts of the Algarve.
The ASB has no formal organisation and no fees are charged for membership or to take part in the rides. Members just pay for their own drinks and lunch. a small charge is added to the lunch price to cover tips for the restaurant staff, administrion costs and a donation to the charity the group supports.
This is the Gaivota home for teenagers and Pirilampos children's homes in Albufeira.
So far over 20,000 euros has been raised which has helped buy things for the home including laundry equipment , TV sets and air conditioning.
Events are open to members and guests and announced in the newspapers, on the website and
Members also recieve notification of events by email.
For more information checkout the website www.algarveseniorbikers.com or
telephone David on +351 961736817
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ASB Organiser David Shirley
Motorcycling for over 65 years.
He is seen here leading a ride on his Honda CB 500 XA
and in 1976 on a
500cc Weslake powered Grass track bike at the Midland Centre
Championship at the Malvern UK Showground.