A CONVOY of bikies have cruised through Ingham on their annual Postie Bike Safari – raising vital funds and awareness for Childhood Cancer Support.
A group of 28 motorcycle enthusiasts and their support crew embarked on the roadtrip of regional Queensland, which covered 2,000 kilometres over the week-long tour, taking them on dirt roads and bush tracks from Mackay through Charters Towers, Cardwell and as far west as the Undarra Lava Caves.
The course circuit passed through Ingham on Friday before finishing in Airlie Beach a day later with a presentation dinner and auction.
The group has exceeded their fundraising goal of $50,000, with funds currently sitting at over $65,000.
The money raised will help fund support services such as accommodation for regional Queensland families who are impacted by childhood cancer and supporting children undergoing life-saving cancer treatment in Brisbane.
Each year the Postie Bike Safari event gathers riders from around the state for a week long ride through regional Queensland raising funds for a chosen charity through donations, raffles and auctions.
The event, which is in its seventh year, has raised more than $300,000 for various charities.
This year’s theme “Go with the (lava) flow” was cleverly chosen to coincide with their visit to Undarra Lava Caves.
Riders enjoyed the brief stopover in Ingham and were grateful for the local support, especially from local butcher Chiesa and Sons, who generously donated meat for their roadside barbecue.
The riders have made a lasting impact on the communities they have visited, and provided a much needed boost to Childhood Cancer Support, making their road trip on postie bikes worth every kilometre.
To see more of their journey or to donate visit http://postiebikesafari.raisely.com/