Ken and Nerida Brierley from Bundaberg are ready to ride on their Harley Ultra Classic during the Salvation Army Fraser Coast Toy Run yesterday.
Ken and Nerida Brierley from Bundaberg are ready to ride on their Harley Ultra Classic during the Salvation Army Fraser Coast Toy Run yesterday.

400 riders collect kids' toys

ARMED with teddy bears and toys, more than 400 leather-clad motorcyclists thundered their way from Maryborough to Hervey Bay yesterday all in the name of charity.

The Salvation Army Fraser Coast Toy Run, organised by the Fraser Coast Branch of the Ulysses Club, was a roaring success said club vice-president Bill Pedler.

“There was close to 400 bikes – all the way from 50cc moped to a 2.3 litre rocket three,” he said.

“We started at the Sporties in Maryborough and finished at the Kondari Resort in the Bay.

“It was quite a sight to see.”

Mr Pedler said hundreds of toys were donated, more than $1000 was raised and, in a Fraser Coast toy run first, two bikers even tied the knot.

“She came down from Gladstone he and came from Brisbane and they got married at the end of the toy run.

“They’re both avid bikers and actually met here.

“Pastor David Woodward, a member of the Ulysses, did the ceremony.”

Mr Pedler said he would like to thank the community for supporting the toy run once again.

“It was a fantastic day and was a great way to help those less fortunate than us.”



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