Bikers band together for veterans’ Memorial Ride
DUST off your leathers and service your bike with the second annual Veterans Motorcycle Club Memorial Ride set to hit the road this weekend.
Organiser Trevor "Fleecy" Pleace said riders of all ages and abilities, including learners and P-plate riders were invited to join in the five-hour ride for charity.
"A great proportion of the money raised will go to wounded warriors, the younger men who have been to Iraq and Afghanistan and lost limbs and that sort of thing," he said.
- What: The Veterans Motorcycle Club Memorial Ride
- When: Sunday, from 8.30am to 3pm
- Where: Leaves Lismore Railway station carpark at 9.45am
- Cost: $15 per rider
Fleecy said the majority of the club members are Vietnam veterans, with others having served in Timor and Iraq.
"Last year we had 50 riders and I'm expecting more this year," he said.
"This year's ride is more significant because it's the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One."
Fleecy said it will be side stands up at 9.45am when the riders leave Lismore with this year's ride to take in some of the most scenic destinations along the Northern Rivers coast.
"We are going to ride to Evans Head to the war memorial and have a service and from there we are going to head down to Iluka for a couple of hours and have lunch at Sedgers Reef Hotel," he said.
"Then we are going to take a scenic route back to Lismore."
Raffles will be held on the day to raise money and Fleecy said good quality T-shirts will be on sale.