Hundreds of bikers rev up for animal welfare

Eight-hundred bikers are taking to Auckland streets today to raise awareness of animal abuse.

The fundraising event 'Ride for Justice' kicked off at 9am from Wynyard Quarter, led by renowned boxer Shane Cameron alongside a gang of other Kiwi celebrity riders.

"We're here to raise awareness for animal abuse by making as much noise as possible and I reckon it's gonna be effin' loud," an event organiser told the pepped up crowd.

The event was organised by Paw Justice, an initiative aimed at raising awareness of animal welfare issues in New Zealand. Co-founder Craig Dun says events like this are crucial for their work:

"We receive no Government subsidies and rely solely on the support of the public so events like this are crucial for us."

The ride finishes north of Auckland at the Puhoi Historical Pub this afternoon to draw a raffle, including a $25,000 2017 Victory Highball motorbike prize.