Faro biker rally 'without incidents' - Police

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Thousands of motorcyclists participated in a procession on Sunday at the end of the 37th international biker rally in Faro, riding around the main streets applauded by thousands of spectators in an event that went off “without incidents”.

The biker procession began mid-morning in Vale das Almas near Faro beach, “blocked” the main roads in the town, which were closed for some time by the police.

The procession at the close of what is considered to be Europe’s biggest biker rally included representatives of almost all the motorbike clubs in Portugal as well as bikers from various European countries, particularly Spain, which once again had many participants.

This year’s edition had extra policing after the arrest of more than 50 Hells Angels in Portugal. The event passed off “without incidents or accidents with serious injuries”, the police told Lusa.

About 17,000 bikes were enrolled and the organisers estimated that some 30,000 people attended the rally over the four days in Vale das Almas.

Faro biker rally 'without incidents' - Police

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