Sikh Motorcycle Club of Surrey (British Columbia) Canada has been honoured by World Book of Records, London for promoting and awareness of Values of Sikhism through Bike Riding from Surrey (British Columbia) Canada to Pakistan and India on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji for visiting Nanakana Sahib. Six Riders of the club as Azadwinder Singh Sidhu, Jasmeet Pal Singh, Jatinder Singh Chauhan, Mandeep Singh Dhaliwal, Pravjit Singh Takhar and Sukhvir Singh Malait took part in this riding.
They all were bestowed with the certificate of honour by Shri Randeep S Kohli an official adjudicator of World Book of Records along with Mrs. Surjit Kaur, Manbir Singh Kohli, Reena Kataria, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Narinder Nanu and Abhishek Sharma. This was informed by Shri Santosh Shukla, Supreme Court Advocate (President, World Book of Records).
Significantly, the Sikh Motorcycle club is the only one of its kind in all of Canada .The club came about due to the efforts of Mr. Avtar Singh Dhillon, who on July 7th’ 1999, after many years of campaigning and educating governmental organizations, earned the right for practicing Sikhs who wear a turban to be exempt from mandatory helmet laws in the Province of British Columbia while riding a motorcycle. In 2003, this group began meeting on a regular basis and started participating in local rides under the banner of “Royal Enfield Riders.” A few months later, they decided to inaugurate the “Sikh Motorcycle Club.” Harjinder Singh Thind, Amritpal Singh Randhawa, Kulwinder Singh Khangura, Avtar Singh Gill and Malkit Singh Rai were the founding members of this club.