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On ya bikies: Group ride on postie bikes raises 65k for Childhood Cancer Support

Riding for a childhood cancer support - Riders on the 2021 Postie Bike Safari stopped in Ingham on Friday on their road trip around regional Queensland. Photo: Mostyn Swain.

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/

A team of 28 riders on the Postie Bike Safari stopped in Ingham on Friday on their 2,000km ride around regional Queensland raising funds and awareness for Childhood Cancer Support. Photo: Mostyn Swain.
Go with the (lava) flow -The ride took them from Mackay, through Charters Towers, Undarra Lava Caves, Innot Hot Springs, Cardwell finishing in Airlie Beach. Photo: Mostyn Swain.
Taking a break – Bikes lined the side of the road along Herbert Street in Ingham on Friday. Photo: Mostyn Swain
Day 6 on the Postie Bike Safari – starting the trip home after a stopover in Ingham. Photo: Mostyn Swain.

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