There was no ASB Charity Lunch again this year but we still managed  to raise a

good amount of money for

the kids of Gaivota home.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL ASB MEMBERS.........!
The year of 2021 has been a difficult time for all of us including the many motorcyclists of the ASB.
Many of the larger group events and rides were postponed or cancelled due to the Corona virus situation and the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Annual Charity lunch was again a casualty being cancelled for the second time in the 12 years since the ASB was formed.
However, throughout the year due to the great generosity of the members the ASB has continued it's charity fundraising to support the Gaivota home for children and teenagers in Albufeira.
During the year the ASB has raised money for various purposes including the purchase of Easter eggs, Birthday presents for all the kids and shopping for new clothes.
CHARITY RIDE

As a result of this week's Charity ride through the hills together with donations from the rides we did manage, within the Covid restrictions, Dee and I were able to take 2200 euros to the home in time for Christmas. 
Dee also made cakes for them to have with their special end of school term dinner. 
The money will be used to purchase new equipment for the education room and to buy Christmas presents etc. for all the kids.
This brings the total raised by ASB members this year to nearly 5000 Euros. 

There are also some members who have their own fundraising initiatives.
I should mention ASB member Martin Holloway who has raised a further 2000 euros running quiz nights for the customers at the Cocktail Garden in Monte Carvoeiro. Even running the quiz online during the lockdown.
On behalf of all the teenagers and children at Gaivota I would like to thank you all for making this possible in these difficult times.
Thank you for your support throughout the year. 
I wish you all the very best for the festive season and a happy and safe new year.
Let's hope things improve and we can resume our usual group rides and events in 2022.
David Shirley.
ASB Organiser.
Photos by Paul Baylis and David Shirley.

Andrew, David and Erwin with Claudia and Rita from Gaivota Home.


With  members getting to know the Algarve and Lower Alentejo even better by setting on their own or in small groups
in search of the various suggested waypoints.  Their ASB Photo challenge pictures are on the website. 
 https://algarveseniorbikers.com/asbphotochallenge.html
As a result of the recent appeal to make up for the cancellation of the Annual Charity lunch 
 I had the pleasure of presenting to Claudia Loios, the director of the home,  2450 euros  to help with the purchase equipment and machinery etc. for the new laundry room. 
This this brings the total raised over the year to 3550 Euros. 
There are also some members how have their own fund raising initiatives in addition to the above but very worthy of a mention and their efforts are much appreciated.
They are Stephen and Julie Hall and friends, Leo Laurense and Asha Mohan and friends and Martin Holloway and the quizzers at the Cocktail Garden in Monte Caevoeiro.
On behalf of all the kids at Gaivota I would like to thank you all for making all this possible in these difficult times.
Thank you all for your support throughout the year. 
I wish you all the very best for the festive season and a happy and safe new year.
Let's hope it is not too long before we can resume our usual group rides and events.
David Shirley.
ASB Organiser..