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In pictures: Cuban bikers

Bikers on the road, Havana

Havana is famous for its 1950s retro cars, all tail-fins and whitewall tyres. But the BBC's Michael Voss finds out that Cuba's motorcycle aficionados are keen not to be upstaged.

Harley Davidson motorbikes

Each year Cuba's Harley Davidson Club joins forces with the Classic British Motorcycle Club to celebrate their shared fascination with all things two-wheeled.

Cuban biker

Our correspondent says the convention seemed at times like a scene from the cult film Easy Rider.

Biker in the cememtery, Havana

For the past few years their annual ride around Havana has had a new stop - the grave of Pepe Milesimo, the founding father of Cuba's bike restoration movement who died in a bike accident.

Biking convention, Havana

After the solemnity comes the main event - parking up to engage in the serious business of bike-talk.

Cuban bikers

Despite their Hells' Angels get-up, the bikers are mostly well-behaved middle-aged men who say they have no problem with the authorities.




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