GOODWILL: Bikers support the Christmas Toy and Tucker ride.
GOODWILL: Bikers support the Christmas Toy and Tucker ride. John Mccutcheon

Charitable bikers

NEW anti-bikie laws won't affect one of the Sunshine Coast's most popular Christmas charity events.

The Christmas Toy and Tucker motorcycle ride, hosted by the Ulysses Club, will be held on December 1 from Caloundra to Marcoola, and is expected to attract more than 250 motorcyclists.

Ulysses spokeswoman Maureen Johnson said the State Government's laws would not affect the gathering which is fully authorised by local police.

The Ulysses organisation is recognised as a social club for motorcyclists aged over 40 - not an outlaw motorcycle club like those being targeted by police.

All proceeds will go to the Pyjama Foundation, which is committed to breaking the cycle of disadvantage for local children living in foster care.

Ms Johnson said this year's event was the 15th the club had held.

"We are getting a great response from riders who are looking forward to enjoying a great day as well as helping kids in need,'' she said.

"The ride is free to attend and any licensed rider with a road registered bike is welcome to join us."

Riders will assemble at Caloundra Stockland Shopping Centre at 8am on Sunday, December 1, and hit the road at 9am, They will travel through the suburbs of the Sunshine Coast to Ramada Surf Air on the David Low Way at Marcoola.

Donations of new toys and books for children aged 0-16 as well as non-perishable food items will be accepted at Caloundra Stockland Shopping Centre before the ride, Ramada Surf Air on completion of the ride or during business hours at North Shore Realty in Marcoola.


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