Local care home hosts community classic bike show

Staff, residents, relatives and the local community came together at Upton Bay care home to enjoy a classic bike show that was held in the home’s grounds on Sunday 15th October 2023.

Upton Bay community had an amazing afternoon filled with joy, love and togetherness.  Fifty bike riders, representing three local organisations along with members of the local community and Upton Bay relatives gathered to bring smiles and spread love among our beloved residents.

The event was a testament to the strong bonds and support within our community. A special thanks to Steve from Poole Moto in Hamworthy who bought a selection of his own bikes to the event.

The bike riders, with their enthusiasm and laughter, created a vibrant atmosphere that lifted the spirits of the residents. Their presence showcased the power of unity and the positive impact that can be achieved when we come together for a common cause. Bikes ranged from old Triumphs, pre-war bikes, American trikes, a 1975 Kawasaki ZIB, Harley Davidsons and many more.

The hospitality team served delicious hot dogs with onions and relish, steaming hot cider and other refreshments enjoyed by all. Music played by frayed strings ukulele band set everyone dancing and singing.

Resident, Jean said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon surrounded by lots of great people and amazing bikes. Thankfully the weather held out. Staff did a great job, not just on the day, but organising the event and getting everyone together.”

Mevin Sohorye, General Manager at the home, said: “Staff at Upton Bay are dedicated to making sure that the home is a hub of the local community, and this event, along with all their hard work, has definitely paid off. It was a resounding success!”

Upton Bay care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals. Upton Bay provides residential care and dementia care for 48 residents from respite care to long term stays.


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