Sunday riders add a dash of pink

MORE than 250 breast cancer research supporters got their bums on bikes to raise money for the cause on Sunday.

Organiser Noddy Groundstroem was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago and was thrilled with the turnout for the sixth year of the Bumz on Bikes event.

“When I had gotten breast cancer, I honestly did not know whether I would make it or not,” Mrs Groundstroem said.

“Once I did treatment I decided I wanted to give something back.”

Motorbike riders from Hervey Bay to Biloela got in on the fundraising fun, with the northern and southern legs of the event meeting up at Granite Creek, south of Miriam Vale, for lunch.

Along the way, the group took in magnificent views and stopped off at the South Kolan Pub and Highway Hotel, at Gin Gin.

Cancer Council Queensland Bundaberg branch volunteer Diane Moller said it was a “big event” with “wonderful people”, and she received “very positive comments” from participants.

“Noddy puts her heart and soul into it,” Mrs Moller said.

“Because of that experience with breast cancer she's very passionate about it.

“It's always been a safe ride, we just want everyone to come along, join in and have fun.”

Mrs Moller said the main aim was to raise breast cancer awareness.

“It's all about early detection - women who are eligible (over 40s) to have a mammogram should every two years,” she said.

“It has the potential to save someone's life, and it doesn't get much bigger than that.”

Mrs Groundstroem and Mrs Moller would like to thank

everyone who participated and supported the event, particularly the Miriam Vale Lions Club, and road captain Kris

Richardson and organiser Dave Murray.

A final tally of donations will be published in the NewsMail later this week.

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