Welcome to www.RatanaRide.com, the website of The Matt Ratana Motorbike Challenge which will support The Matt Ratana Rugby Foundation in its fantastic work upholding the legacy of Matt Ratana.
Much has been written about Matt since his death and all the plaudits he received were richly deserved. I can add no more other than he was our mate, and we miss him.
To borrow a phase from a monument in America,
It's not how Matt died that made him a hero, it's how Matt lived...
Matt had another less well known passion, motorcycling, and was a huge part of our annual tour (well, pilgrimage really) to the infamous Nurburgring track where his aim was to complete a lap in under ten minutes. That ambition will now never come to fruition (despite him buying a faster bike every few years...!) However, after a few light refreshments one evening he did come up with the original idea for these events, and this site will be updated with our attempts and possible successes but probable failings to complete different challenges on an annual basis.
I therefore invite you to enter the site and follow what will no doubt be a tail of woe, as a bunch of people old enough to know better aim to to honor the legacy of our mate.
The Matt Ratana Motorbike Challenge
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