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Barefoot bowls follows charity ride

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Riders can celebrate the 15th annual Bras n Bikes Breast Cancer Fundraiser Ride with a round of barefoot bowls at the Yandina AFL Club after the ride on October 23, 2016.

The charity ride is organised by Sunshine Coast women’s riding group, Girl Torque.

Group leader Judy Noakes says there were  510 riders and 100 pillions last year, but says they hope for even more this year.

She says the new venue has also provided free music entertainment after the ride and new sponsors have provided better prizes.

Riders of all types of bikes are invited to participate with registration at the bowls club from 7.30am. The 150km ride starts at 9.30am, returning to the club.

Cost is $20 per bike with pillions free. Participants can also buy patches for $7 and stubbie coolers for $6 or two for $10 with proceeds going to the Bloomhill Cancer Help Centre in Buderim.

Last year’s ride raised $17,500 for  Bloomhill and organisers hope to raise $20,000 this year.

In the past 14 years, the ride has raised almost $90,000 for Bloomhill which provides assistance for men and women with all types of cancer.

Judy says she will be riding with “a whole new appreciation for the purpose of raising funds” after her mother passed away recently of lung cancer.Bras and Bikes charity ride Girl Torque bowls

So tear off the black motorcycle leathers and dress up in pink, frilly underwear, decorate your bike in pink and join the Bras n Bikes ride for a good cause.

There will also be food stalls, biker clothing for sale and sponsors tables. Sponsors  are Yandina IGA, Harley-Davidson Sunshine Coast, Motolife,  Shannons Insurance, Roadcraft and  Silk Oil of Morocco.

The Bras and Bikes ride is one of many activities to raise funds during October which is international cancer awareness month.

For information or to donate items for auction and raffle, contact Judi by email.

Girl Torque was formed 16 years ago by Helen Maurovic who wanted to ride with other women and could not find any group on the coast; so she started one.  

The group now has more than 80 members, across all age brackets, from as far north as Gympie, west to Kingaroy and south to Brisbane.