Tough bikers do their bit for kids

They may look tough on their big motorcycles with their leather jackets, but president of the Northern Rivers branch of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club Ron Gaudron says really they are all a bunch of softies with big hearts.

The club is once again gearing up for its annual Motorcycle Toy Run to raise funds for the North Coast Children’s Christmas Appeal and invited bikers of all ages to join the cavalcade. Led by Santa, the bikers will make their way from Ballina to Lismore’s Harold Fredericks carpark under police escort.

“It’s a chance to go for ride and meet other motorcyclists and check out their bikes – we’re all show offs and we like to show off our shiny bikes,” he said. “Not everyone has a 9 to 5 job earning money and having a good time. Some people are really doing it tough. But Christmas is a time for caring and sharing so we should all dig deep and do something about it.”

The Motorcycle Toy Run is on Sunday, December 6, and includes a prize for ‘best decorated Christmas motorcycle’.

Bikers who want to join the ride should assemble at the Ballina Seagulls Rugby Club car park. Entry is by gold coin and there’s breakfast from 8am plus a monster raffle. Bikers can also bring toys to donate if they wish.

All proceeds go to the North Coast Children’s Christmas Appeal, which will distribute toys and money to Biala Special School, the North Coast Children’s Home, Summerland Early Intervention, Wilson Park School, Byron Shire Early Childhood Intervention and Jumbunna Early Intervention.

For more information phone Ron on 6622 5669.


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