More than $4500 was raised for the Salvation Army during Saturday’s Charity Bikers run, when more than 270 motorcycles lapped the city before parking up at the Albany Town Square. The motorcyclists taking part in the annual ride organised by the Albany section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club of WA were led through the streets by a police escort and a familiar-looking jolly bearded man in a red suit. Ride organiser Lynton Morgan said it went without a hitch and it was great to see a few new faces taking part for the first time. “It was a cracker of a day, absolutely. It tried to drizzle but it was a nice cool day with no incidents,” he said. “There was a few younger people and I got a few phone calls beforehand saying ‘I’ve never ridden before, what’s the drill?’ so there must have been a few new faces. “The motorcycling industry comes and goes over the years, but it has a fairly strong following at the moment.” The club donated $500 to the Salvation Army at the end of the ride, while a collection point for donations was set up where the bikes eventually parked up.