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Saturday, 23 September 2017

INVITATION TO RIDE TO THE NEWCASTLE TOY RUN 2017

BIG JOHN'S NEWCASTLE TOY RUN NUMBER 40!

That makes this TOY RUN the oldest and the biggest TOY RUN in OZ. Big John OAM organised his first TOY RUN in 1978. The same year the Melbourne Motorcycle Riders Association TOY RUN began. The organisers of the two events did not know about each other back then.

TOY RUN spread across the country. In 2017 there are only three big, traditional TOY RUNS left - Hobart, Adelaide and Newcastle. In 2016, 5000 bikes attended the Hobart event, 6000 bikes went on the Adelaide TOY RUN and a monumental 12,000 machines turned out in Newcastle.

Riders from all over OZ are invited to the 40th NEWCASTLE TOY RUN. Southerners are invited to experience/enjoy some of the best motorcycle roads on the planet by heading north on a feeder run to Newcastle.

VIC-TAS-NSW FEEDER RUN TO THE OLDEST & LARGEST TOY RUN IN AUSTRALIA


4 day weekend option: Friday, December 1 - Monday, December 4.

7 day-fun riding week:  Friday, December 1 - Thursday, December 8.
OR join the run where ever/when ever suits!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 – Make your own way to Wodonga/Albury for overnight stay*

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1. 

BP North Albury – From M31 Hume Highway take Thurgoona Drive exit towards Jindera/Thurgoona, then 1st right to enter rear of service centre car park. 8.00am Arrive. 8.15am ride briefing. 8.30am depart.

Caltex Tarcutta – 10.15am depart.

BP Cootamundra – 11.30am depart.

BP Cowra – Lunch stop - 2pm depart.

BP Bathurst – 3.15 arrive – overnight stay*.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2. 

BP Raglan (A32 Great Western Hwy) . 8.00am arrive. 8.15am ride briefing. 8.30am depart.

Bikes & Buds Kandos – Museum - 11.15am depart.

Bylong General Store – Lunch – 1.00pm depart.

Shell Denman – 2.15pm depart.

Caltex Greta – 3.00pm arrive – overnight stay**.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3. 

Caltex Rutherford (138 New England Hwy) 7.45am arrive. 8.00am ride briefing. 8.15am depart for Ballast Park Stockton

40th Anniversary Newcastle 'Bikers for Kids' Toy Run

*Overnight accommodation: details on request or make your own arrangements.
**2 nights accommodation for riders continuing on via Putty Rd, Windsor, Bowral to Nowra, Bombala, Eden, Cann River, Cooma, Khancoban, Tumbarumba, Jingellic, Tallangatta and Wodonga. 
Depart Monday, December 4.  Arrive Wodonga Thursday, Decemebr 7 night.

- MUST be comfortable with extended touring ie 335 to 470km days on some excellent twisty roads!
- MUST have fuel range to 250km; 98 fuel not available at all stops some routes; carry 5lt container if in doubt.
- Support vehicle towing motorcycle trailer for breakdowns only; must be able to carry own personal gear including tent &/or swag/bedding, as vehicle will be carrying camp kitchen, esky's, food & toy run stuff.
- Please advise preference for accommodation and/or camping asap; Maitland-Newcastle area limited already.
# One able bodied passenger needed with own gear for option to ride pillion into TOY RUN on Sunday (1 hour return trip & 1/2 hour on Run); need to be available for whole week, to assist loading break downs on to trailer if required.
- All ride at own risk; observe road rules, ride safely and courteously within group.  There will be a tail rider each stage; will be shared if no volunteers.
 
Info: 0412 049 504 or email: independentridersgroup@iinet.net.au

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TOY RUN FOR FATHER BOB

THE TOY RUN FOR FATHER BOB IS ON AGAIN IN MELBOURNE IN 2017.

TOY RUN for FATHER BOB AM 

Sunday, December 10, 2017.

11am - 2pm
1-11 Wharf Road, Port Melbourne


The Father Bob Maguire Foundation feeds & supports many homeless people and families facing financial hardship. 

Donations of NEW non fluffy toys, non-perishable food (cans with ring pulls), long life milk, toiletries, NEW clothes, clean blankets (New or 2nd hand) and cash are needed. 

Outer Melbourne ride assembly points are needed so regional riders to join the fun - please advise if you are able to lead a group on the TOY RUN and nominate an appropriate meeting place. 


ToyRun4FrBob@iinet.net.au
Prizes awarded for best decorated motorcycle, sidecar, scooter & trike; and to best dressed male & female riders. 
Everybody welcome.
We have rides coming in from Healesville-Yarra Valley, and Tallarook-Epping. 


* Need riders to bring other feeder runs in from south, south east, south west & west.

* Cranbourne riders - if anyone can help out - 2 pillions needing ride into Toy Run this year.
Please advise if you can assist ToyRun4FrBob@iinet.net.au or 0412 049 504.

* Volunteer Marshals needed on day; any licensed Traffic Controllers most welcome!

* A medium rigid truck, preferably with roof/curtains, needed for stage.

* Expressions of interest from bands welcome.

* Toy Run for Fr Bob t-shirts available $30 for S, M, L, XL & $35 for 2XL, 3XL, 4XL & 5XL

Contact: 

ToyRun4FrBob@iinet.net.au  

Mobile: 0412 049 504.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

VALE BARBARA MAGGS OAM

BARBARA MAGGS OAM and Tony Jenner ran the Cranbourne TOY RUN for decades. They were a formidable team in the Victorian Motorcycle Community.

Barbara was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her work in motorcycling. She also earned an Honourary Life Membership in the original Motorcycle Riders Association.

BARBARA MAGGS OAM front and centre with Santa May. Standing (L to R) Tony Jenner, Fr Bob McGuire and Rod Brown.  October 2014.
Barbara's son Dale just rang me. It makes me very sad to have to inform you that Barbara Maggs passed away last night. Her going is a terrible loss to our community.

Sincere sympathy to Tony, Dale and all Barabar's loved ones.

Damien Codognotto OAM

BEWARE THE GOR

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

MANY HAPPY RETURNS TO FATHER BOB.

MUCH LOVED MELBOURNE PRIEST FATHER BOB McGUIRE TURNS 83 TODAY!

September 14, 2017.

Send Father Bob a birthday greeting.

info@fatherbobsfoundation.com.au or info@fatherbobs.com
Father Bob at the 2016 TOY RUN in Melbourne.

Damien
IRG