Belstaff is pleased to share imagery from the ‘Dawn Raid' across London featuring the brands customised Royal Enfield bike. The bike inspired by our rich Archives, is to take part in the Concours d’éléphant,
in support of the Elephant Family.
Labelled ‘from India with love’ Elephant Family’s eclectic new fundraising campaign is set to throw a kaleidoscope of colour across the city this summer, while driving home a strong conservation message for the protection of Asia’s endangered elephants.
A customised fleet of 12 Ambassador cars, 8 Royal Enfield motorbikes, 2 tuk tuks and a Gujarati Chagda will make up the ‘Concours d’éléphant
’, a cavalcade of designer inspired, quintessentially Indian vehicles with a parade across London this morning.
To support this great cause Belstaff customised this iconic Royal Enfield, to be auctioned at the charity fundraiser at the end of June. The hand waxed seat, iconic Phoenix logo and racing stripe design ensures this is a one of a kind bike.
Ahead of the auction riders took to the streets in Belstaff Pure Motorcycle for the ‘Dawn Raid’ to showcase the fleet of bikes.
Belstaff Pure Motorcycle collection was worn by:
Simon De Burton (Brooklands)
Tommy Perkins (Classic Tourist Trophy)
Jeremy Taylor (Brooklands)
Tommy Clarke (Brooklands)
Hugh Francis Anderson (Classic Tourist Trophy)
Oli Wheeler (Classic Tourist Trophy)
Tina Hobley (Classic Tourist Trophy)
Riding the Belstaff Royal Enfield was Michael Mann wearing the Imperial Jacket.
Additional information on the Elephant Family and the auction can be found at: www.elephant-family.org
Belstaff Pure Motorcycle is available from Belstaff global stores, online and with selected Dealerships across the globe.
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ABOUT ELEPHANT FAMILY:
Elephant Family is an international NGO dedicated to protecting the Asian elephant from extinction in the wild. In the last fifty years their population has roughly halved and 90% of their habitat has disappeared. Poaching, a growing skin trade, and demand for wild-caught babies for tourism remain a constant threat along with deadly and escalating conflict between people and elephants for living space and food. Elephant Family funds pioneering projects across Asia to reconnect forest fragments, prevent conflict and fight wildlife crime. Since 2002 Elephant Family has funded over 160 conservation projects and raised over £15m through public art events for this iconic yet endagered animal.