REAL SOFTIES: Ready for Saturday’s Legacy Poker Run are local Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club members Trevor Pleace (front left) of Rock Valley, and Steve Johnson of Grafton, and (rear, from left) Jim Fadden of Maclean, Peter Scanlan of Alstonville, Ray Hahn of Ballina, Dave Ryan of Alstonville, Darryl Larkin of Alstonville, and Grissly of Maclean.
REAL SOFTIES: Ready for Saturday’s Legacy Poker Run are local Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club members Trevor Pleace (front left) of Rock Valley, and Steve Johnson of Grafton, and (rear, from left) Jim Fadden of Maclean, Peter Scanlan of Alstonville, Ray Hahn of Ballina, Dave Ryan of Alstonville, Darryl Larkin of Alstonville, and Grissly of Maclean. Jacklyn Wagner

Fun outing for war vet bikers

THEY might look tough, but members of the Northern NSW Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club are a soft touch when it comes to kids with cancer and war widows.

Club members are extending an invitation to other motorcycle riders to join them on their charity poker run this Saturday to raise money for Legacy.

“As war veterans we like to look after the children of vets and war widows,” road captain of the club, Trevor Pleace, said.

“That's why the club actively supports Legacy and also raises money for children's charities.

“We do a few runs every year to raise money for cancer research and for Camp Quality.”

The poker run starts off with riders receiving a playing card.

They receive an additional card at each stop of the run until they have a full hand. The rider with the best hand at the end of the run wins.

The player with the worst hand also wins a prize.

“The poker run will leave Lismore's Oakes Oval and travel through the picturesque countryside between Lismore and Uki, which is where riders will receive their second card,” Mr Pleace said.

“The run then travels over the Burringbar Range to the Mooball Pub, where riders receive their third card.

“It's then on to the Eltham Pub, where they get their fourth card. The last stop will be the Civic Hotel in Lismore, where the final card will be dealt.”

The ride covers 145km and the club is hoping to attract more than 100 bikers for the event.

Registration begins at 10am at the council car park at corner of Dawson and Magellan streets, Lismore.

Registration costs $20, with all funds raised on the day going to Legacy.

The run kicks off at Oakes Oval at 11am on Saturday.

Call Trevor Pleace on 6688 0024 for further details on the poker run.



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