As every year, the Motards au Grand Coeur association passed through the city center of Toulouse, early Saturday evening, after dropping off toys for the children of the Restos du Coeur families. A happy mess that raises criticism from some for the discomfort caused during a particularly busy Saturday in public.
On Saturday around 7 pm, the Motards au Grand Cœur took a tour of the city, after having deposited the 3,000 gifts for the benefit of the children, at the foot of the Restos du Cœur truck. This walk, which has been repeated every year for eleven years, always has the joy, even the curiosity of the public. However this time, it seems that onlookers and motorists were more critical of the passing of the thousand motorcyclists backfiring in the city center and less receptive to this joyful disorder, including for a good cause: “Under the pretext of distributing toys to children des Restos, the bikers’ ride blocked from the axes, deplores the association 2 Pieds, 2 Roues. They had to ask for help from the police and ask for emergency services. With around, annoyed and blocked users like rue Saint-Antoine-du T ”. Other passers-by did not hide their dissatisfaction.
The Association des Motards au Grand Cœur recognizes this help. “Each year, the national and municipal police give us a hand, admits Michel Romain, president of this association. Just like the emergency services. No incident was deplored. Besides, people seemed delighted as we passed. I can hardly understand these unusual criticisms. Would the public be outraged by the current climate? “.
“The main thing being the gifts distributed to the children”
It just makes more sense to think that Saturday was in town, an exceptional day in terms of attendance. The Toulouse residents had come in large numbers to the hypercentre to do their festive shopping, discover the entertainment, Charles de Gaulle square, or stroll through the aisles of the Christmas market, Place du Capitole.
“For our part, everything went well, believes Michel Romain. We deplore this general occasion which this year seems to have taken on more importance and the clearest criticism. The main thing being, in my opinion, the gifts distributed to the children ”.