17 November, 2023
Christmas toy run appeal
MOTORCYCLE riders from across the Far North Queensland region are coming together with the Cairns and Tablelands Recreational Motorcyclists Group and Salvation Army once again for their ninth year of riding together to collect toys and donations for the army’s Christmas toy appeal.
Registrations for the event on Sunday (November 19) open at Sheridan Street’s Harley Magic at 8am, and the ride starts at 9.30am.
Riding from Sheridan Street through Regis at Redlynch, the riders will travel for a coffee stop at Speewah Tavern around noon and then the toy run will head back to Macalister’s Brewery at Smithfield, where there will be a bike show and shine.
Cairns and Tablelands Recreational Motorcyclists Group member Steve Bailey said everybody was welcome to join the toy run.
“This year we are hoping to make this the biggest toy run yet,” he said.
“The event is open to all makes and models of bikes.
“Entry is free. All we ask is that riders bring a small toy or something for underprivileged children that we can donate to the Salvation Army.”
Harley Magic Cairns general manager Tim Marks said it was a privilege to be involved in a charitable event like the annual toy run.
“We are proud to be associated with the annual toy run,” he said. “Everyone knows the Cairns motorcycle community have very big hearts."
Macalister’s Brewery owner Rob Callin said the brewery’s carpark would only be open to bikes on the day, from noon.