Easter is not Easter without ingelede vis and that is why the Ottery Boyz Bikers Club do their annual Pickled Fish drive on Good Friday.
The bikers club has been doing the drive for eight years and this year they will be delivering three 50 litre pots packed with pickled fish to the communities of Lotus River, Ottery and Parkwood.
Keith Blake and his wife Tina prepare the fish, soaked in vinegar and crunchy onions, a few days before the distribution.
The bikers club has 11 members who also donated 60 loaves of bread.
“The bread is raining from heaven, Jesus never failed me yet. We didn't know where the bread was going to come from, but it came,” says a grateful Keith.
His son Morne Blake is the president of Ottery Boyz MCC.
“Eight years ago I was inspired by my dad Keith who fed pickled fish to impoverished areas.
“Every year we host a birthday bash where we collect money and use it for our pickled fish run,” he says.
“We like doing charity work and this pickled fish run is close to our hearts. For us, it's a special time, it's a time that we get to give back to the community
“Every year we go from strength to strength, we are thankful to other bike clubs who contribute to our cause.”
The bikers will rev up from 8.30am on Friday to make their deliveries.
Keith adds: “Due to Covid-19, the group is unable to spend time in the areas and therefore we have had to appoint organisations in the communities to do the distribution.”