THEY COME BEARING GIFTS: Gladstone Ulysses members Clyde Luck, Archie Draper and Chris Hixon are all geared-up for this year’s Toy Run on Saturday, December 6.
THEY COME BEARING GIFTS: Gladstone Ulysses members Clyde Luck, Archie Draper and Chris Hixon are all geared-up for this year’s Toy Run on Saturday, December 6. ANDREW MORGAN

Motorcyclists rev their engines for toy run

RIDING alongside some of his closest friends, Clyde Luck feels a sense of accomplishment during the Ulysses Christmas Toy Run.

The annual event sees more than 150 motorbike riders, with teddy bears, children's toys and Christmas decorations in hand, heading to Tondoon Botanic Gardens to collate goods to be delivered to the Gladstone Salvation Army.

"I've been riding in the toy run for a long time," Mr Luck said.

"It's great that all the proceeds go to the Salvation Army. They do offer a lot of help for the people who are less fortunate."

Mr Luck has ridden a motorcycle since 1968 and has been a member of the Gladstone Ulysses Branch for 18 years.

"It's just about being with people of like interests," he said.

Salvation Army Captain Jeff Bush encouraged residents to support the fun gathering.

"When people help others something really good happens inside them," he said. "It's like they're being all the good they can be when they help."

DETAILS:

  • December 6 at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens.
  • The ride starts and finishes at the gardens.
  • If you intend to ride, be at the gardens at 9.30am for a 10am start.
  • There will be raffles, a sausage sizzle and drinks available.
  • Bring along a toy or non-perishable food item to donate.
  • For more information, phone Clyde Luck on 4975 7871.


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