250 bikers storm Calabar for carnival, says official

Calabar, Dec. 25, 2017 (TNE) No fewer than 250 bikers from Togo and Morocco; as well as those from Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Anambra and other states in Nigeria are expected to participate in the ‘bikers carnival show’, slated for Dec. 27 in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

Mr Akin Ricketts, President of Metallic Knights Motorcycle Club in Calabar, disclosed this on Monday in Calabar, saying that the 2017 bikers show will be a display of talents across the carnival routes.

According to Ricketts, a former Commissioner for Information in Cross River, bikers from Togo, Morocco, Benin Republic, Ghana, South Africa and some expatriates have indicated interest to participate in the 2017 carnival to give the festival a boost.

“We are fully ready for the 2017 bikers show. As we speak, some of the bikers have started arriving in the city of Calabar for the show.

“We have a couple of female bikers in our club; they have undergone special training for the show. I can assure you that Dec. 27 is going to be filled with fun and excitement.

“We have gotten people from all strata of the society that will be participating on Dec. 27,’’ he said.

The president, who said that biking had become part of his life-style, urged others to involve in the activity of riding power bikes as a form of exercise.

He said the State Governor, Ben Ayade, is the patron of the club.


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