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Australian TOY RUNs began in Perth, Newcastle and Melbourne in the 1970s. In 2014 there are more than 50 in cities and towns across OZ. If you want to make a positive statement about being Australian, make the effort, grab an Aussie flag and fly it at a TOY RUN. Help us get the best things about Christmas in Australia and Australian motorcycling into the main stream media.
THE PENINSULA TOY RUN. Frankston, Vic. Saturday, December 6, 2014. Includes a memorial for John Smollen. TOY RUN organiser for many years who, sadly, took his last ride. Departs Frankston Pier for Rosebud at 10 am sharp.
MELBOURNE TOY RUN FOR FATHER BOB. Four assembly areas so far. Sunday, December 7. Destination: 91 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park. Melway map 2J reference J 8. Family and friends not riding can go directly to Father Bob's to watch the bikes arrive about noon.
Albert Park has great eateries and Jock's ice creamery is a must for kids. The beach is at the end of the road too. Spend your money locally and keep local businesses happy. I'm having lunch at the Beach Hotel on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Beaconsfield Parade.
WERRIBEE ASSEMBLY AREA. Chatterbox Coffee Shop. 63 Watton Street, Werribee. Melway map 205 reference J 8. Run leader is Dean. Assemble from 9.30 am. No fees. No ride registration. Just roll up. Please do not overtake on the run.
EPPING ASSEMBLY AREA. The BP Servo corner cooper Street and Scanlon Drive. Melway map 181 reference D 11. Run leader is John. Assemble from 9.30 am. No fees. No ride registration. Just roll up.
MORDIALLOC ASSEMBLY AREA. The inbound service lanes in the main street near the top round about. Melway map 92 reference E 1. Run leader is Slim. Assemble from 9.30 am. No fees. No ride registration. Just roll up. Departs at 11 am. The route is up the Nepean Highway, left at South Road, right at Beach Road then right into Victoria Avenue.
CRANBOURNE ASSEMBLY AREA. The Hungry Jack's car park. To be confirmed. Run leaders Barbara & Tony. Assemble from 9.30 am. No fees. No ride registration. Just roll up.
This is a special year for Barbara & Tony. Barbara has organised 30 annual TOY RUNs. The route is up the Monash Freeway taking the Batman Avenue off ramp, across the Swan Street Bridge and left on to Ferrars Street from City Road then right into Bridport Street which becomes Victoria Avenue.
GEELONG HOG TOY RUN. Sunday, December 14. Assemble on the Geelong waterfront. www.geelonghog.com.au .
GIFTS. New toys and clothes do a lot of good. Pre-loved soft toys can be a problem for charities because they have to pay for them to be cleaned. Tinned food means a person who might go hungry at Christmas gets a feed. And, of course money is most welcome. Even a single coin makes a difference. Lots of single coins make a big difference.
SAFETY. All road laws apply. Please do not overtake on the ride. If you want to leave the run, indicate left, pull over when it's safe and wait for the column to pass before moving on.
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