Santas on motorbikes

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Decoration day: Riders at last year’s Peninsula Toy Run show off their machines in the Frankston pier car park. Picture supplied

Decoration day: Riders at last year’s Peninsula Toy Run show off their machines in the Frankston pier car park. Picture supplied

YOU know the Christmas season is close when you see Santas on motorbikes.

Vic Trikers and Ulysses Bikers are holding the 15th annual Peninsula Toy Run from Frankston to Rosebud on Saturday.

Riders will assemble in the car park at Frankston pier from 7.30am and depart in convoy at 9.30 sharp.

The run heads down the Nepean Highway to Rosebud via Mornington and Dromana, picking up donations on the way.

Organiser Phil Matthews of Ulysses Club’s Mornington Wanderers branch said the ride was open to all motorcyclists who enjoy travelling in convoy and want to put a smile on the faces of less fortunate people.

“We get between 700 and 1000 riders each year so it’s quite a spectacle,” he said

“Families are welcome to come to the pier and see several hundred decorated bikes and riders. It will be an awesome sight.

“The competition for best decorated rider and best decorated bike is always popular.” Judging is from 8.30-9am.

Donations of new unwrapped toys and canned or packaged food are welcome.

Donations go to Southern Peninsula Food For All. They can be dropped off at several locations in the car park or call Phil Matthews on 9766 0758, 0412 532 227 or email peninsulatoyrun@hotmail.com to arrange collection.

First published in the Frankston Times – 30 November 2015

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