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Pastor Dave Woodward hosts Biker Blessing with a message

Pastor Dave Woodward gears up for the Biker Blessing at the Door of Hope church in Maryborough on Sunday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Pastor Dave Woodward gears up for the Biker Blessing at the Door of Hope church in Maryborough on Sunday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle Jocelyn Watts

PASTOR Dave Woodward has seen first-hand the road carnage involving motorbike riders and has now enlisted his Christian faith to pray for an end to it.

A keen rider himself, Mr Woodward said all road users, motorcyclists included, needed to pay more attention to avoid preventable deaths and injuries.

"I've conducted the funerals of people killed on bikes...(and) there's three I know of right off hand that have lost a leg from a motorcycle accident," he said.

To help spread his message of safety, the Church of Christ clergy man held a Bikers Blessing on Sunday at Maryborough's Door of Hope church.

More than 50 motorcyclists from as far south as New South Wales turned up for the annual event to tune in, fill-up on a barbecue breakfast and enjoy a social ride headed towards Gympie.

Mr Woodward said those travelling on a motorbike were more at risk to injuries than those in cars.

"The main thing is, if you are in a car, you have all that protection around you," he said.

"One of things prayed for was that we are alert to other people on the road and that they are alert to us."

In the Queensland Department of Transport's Motorcycle guide, it is stated that motorcycle riders face greater risks to personal safety than those travelling in cars.

"If you are involved in a crash, the chances of being injured are very high," it read.

In October last year, the Chronicle reported the crash involving Pialba's Karl Lemenkuehler.

Mr Lemenkuehler was downed from his bike as he tried to overtake the car in front of him along Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd.

He was taken via ambulance to the Hervey Bay Hospital's emergency department soon after.

He suffered serious injuries to his shoulders from the incident.

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