A BIKER’S leather jacket patch in a frame was the unusual gift presented to the Chippenham Pit Stop.

It was handed over by Brian Waymont of the Armed Forces Bikers Wessex Brigade as a token of thanks for the free use of meeting space at the Stop for monthly committee meetings.

“We have been coming here for years and felt the time had come to officially recognise the Pit Stop team’s most generous hospitality,” he said.

Armed Forces Bikers is a national charity whose rider members are mostly ex-servicemen and women who enjoy taking their bikes out for a spin while raising cash.

They help those in need as a result of injury or other harmful experience suffered during their service, to resettle into civilian life.

“Our brigade covers Wiltshire, Somerset as well as parts of Hampshire and Dorset. In the year before Covid struck, we managed to raise a considerable sum by riding out to shows all over the region and selling our charity wares,” he said.

Anyone interested in joining can go to their forum armedforcesbikers.co.uk or check out the Armed Forces Bikers Veterans Facebook page, said Brian.

Pit Stop General Manager Lee Fenn said it was always a pleasure to welcome the Armed Forces Bikers and the unusual gift would be displayed for all to see.