NEW CAREER?: Mayor Keith Campbell enjoys his time on a bike.
NEW CAREER?: Mayor Keith Campbell enjoys his time on a bike. Matt Collins

GALLERY: Over 500 motorbikes ride in for our farmers

MOTORCYCLE enthusiasts were in their element at the Bikers 4 Farmers drought meet at Kingaroy Showgrounds on Saturday September 15.

Over 500 riders came from as far as Gladstone, Tamworth and Brisbane to enjoy an array of much loved two and three wheeled bikes.

Event organisers Kerrie Bantoft and Lynnsay Fryer were impressed with the turn out and proud to be able to donate over $5000 from the event to the Salvation Army to pass on to our drought affected farmers.

Mr Fryer who has been both a police officer and a farmer in previous careers said it's his current position running motorcycle tours that he enjoys the most.

"It's only a hobby business, but I just love the motorbike community," he said.

"Everyone looks out for one another."

 

Ms Bantoft who addressed the crowd and acknowledged the support of the local businesses said she was honoured to be involved and to assist.

"Over the years we have raised over $30,000," she said.

"It's just great to be able to help out."

South Burnett Regional Council Mayor, Keith Campbell gave a welcome speech at the event and praised the hard work of the organisers.

Cr Campbell enjoyed his time amongst the hundreds of bikes and even hopped on one or two bikes to test the comfortability factor.