Ulysses rev up for annual run
A CONVOY of motorcycles of all makes and models will rumble through the streets of Gladstone on Saturday as the Gladstone Ulysses Motorcycle Club spreads some goodwill and festive cheer.
Hundreds of motorcyclists are expected to take part in the 2011 Gladstone Ulysses Toy Run, an annual event which helps the Salvation Army.
Donations of toys and non-perishable food are collected as part of the run with the goodies distributed by the Salvation Army to struggling local families at Christmas.
You don't have to ride a motorcycle to help support the toy run, with members of the community encouraged to line the streets to watch the spectacle and head to Tondoon Botanical Gardens during the event to make a donation of money, toys or goods.
Motorcyclists participating in the toy run gather at Tondoon Botanic Gardens from 9am with the convoy to take off from 10am and return by about 10.45am.
Gladstone Ulysses Motorcycle Club president Clyde Luck said he is hoping the weather is on their side this year after last year's run had to be cancelled.
Mr Luck said there would be a sausage sizzle, drinks for sale and raffle draws after the event.
He said there were some restrictions imposed by police with road rules to be adhered to at all times. Children must be eight and be able to reach the pegs.
Those wanting to register for the toy run can phone Clyde Luck on 49757871 or Desley Twiner on 49769360.