HERO STANDING ALONGSIDE THE POPULATIONS HIT BY THE EARTHQUAKE
Central Italy was struck by a devastating earthquake at the end of August, an earthquake which not only wrecked towns and villages but hit hard the spirit of the population of those parts, they people who have a strong desire to remain and rebuild their lives in the Appenine area. Unfortunately fate dealt a heavy blow and the situation was further complicated by heavy snowfalls and consequent disruption. The mountain area is very different from our own but is equally fascinating and full of history. The experience our friends down in Abruzzo, Umbria, Marche and Lazio are living impacts on us each and every day and in these times of pain and difficulty we wish to contribute, not only with our thoughts and prayers but in a concrete way so as to help regenerate the area and stand side by side with the people there.
It is for this reason that the HERO charity initiative for the 2017 edition will be aimed at supporting the population affected by the earthquake, so that work of construction can go ahead with a lending hand from ourselves. The voluntary support project developed in these years by the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, and of course continuing in 2017 and beyond, provides for a race starting number for each of the “charity” places allocated, the cost for one being Euro 200. This represents a great opportunity to become a hero for a day and to help those who need to be truly heroic in facing the difficulties they have.
We know that there are hundreds of bikers racing in the HERO who come from the regions hit by the earthquake and it is with them in mind that the HERO Great Finale evening will be especially dedicated: in fact during the prizegiving of Saturday 17 June we will stand together with the HEROes of Abruzzo, Umbria, Marche and Lazio.