Bikers defy weather for charity
MEMBERS of the Consolidated Bikers club spent yesterday pulling down tents and stages after another successful Frogs Hollow Run Bike Show at Apple Tree Creek.
Club secretary Flame said despite numbers being down on previous years because of the weather, everybody who attended had a wonderful day.
Every year the proceeds of the show, which has been running for six years, go to helping support a children's charity and this year the Variety Club is due to benefit.
“We don't know how much we'll be able to donate this year because we haven't done the books yet,” Flame said.
“We've been very busy pulling down tents.”
Although she was optimistic, Flame said the event had been hit hard this year by the weather.
“Usually we get about 100 bikes, but this year we had about 40,” she said.
“We had about 350 people attending, but you expect that sort of thing with an outdoor event.”
Bands Bluesville Station, Flame and the Dave Ritter Band were “just awesome”, Flame said.
She said the annual event was becoming well-known across the country, with bikers coming from as far afield as Rockhampton and Byron Bay to attend.
“Everybody is always well-behaved; we've never had a problem with the crowd,” she said.
“Everyone's in their ‘we're here for a good time' mood.”
Flame said the event was good for Childers because most people who visited stayed for the whole weekend.