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Inaugural ride to save greyhounds

Annie Hendley Motorcycle Ride for Gumtree Greys Rescue greyhounds

Dog-loving motorcyclists are invited to join the inaugural ride to raise funds for Gumtree Greys who rescue, foster and find homes for ex-racing greyhounds.

The ride is being organised by dog-and-Triumph-loving Annie Hendley who owns two greyhounds, one from Gumtree Greys, and also owns two Triumphs, a Bonneville T120 and Scrambler XE 1200.

The ride will be held on 29 March 2020 and led by another dog-loving rider, Tex O’Grady and his new canine riding companion Rebel, who replaced the now-retired and famous Bundy.

Bundy and Rebel retire
Tex with Rebel and Bundy

It will start at the Bearded Dragon Hotel, Tamborine with brekky from 8am and the ride from 9.30am.

Registration is $20 per bike.

The ride finishes at Advancetown Hotel about noon where riders will be entertained with live music, raffles run by Ash from Rebel FM and lunch.

Annie Hendley Motorcycle Ride for Gumtree Greys Rescue greyhounds
Annie and her bikes

Of course there will be several cute greyhounds from Gumtree Greys to meet and pat.

“This is the first time this has been done, although I would like to make it an annual event,” Annie says.

“At the moment 73 have clicked ‘Going’ and 351 and clicked ‘Interested’.

“Also Vespa Club Brisbane have said they will support the ride and Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club Gold Coast.”

Greyhounds in dangerAnnie Hendley Motorcycle Ride for Gumtree Greys Rescue greyhounds

Gumtree Greys says thousands of greyhounds are destroyed every year in Australia.

They try to find permanent and temporary carers for the dog which they say are “gentle, loving dogs that require minimal exercise”.

“Greyhounds make the most wonderful pets for families, couples, singles, the elderly.”

Gumtree Greys rely solely on donations. The majority of their costs are vet work, medications, kennelling and due to our regional/country area work, transport.

If you can’t make the ride, click here to donate.

Ride info

What: Motorcycle Ride for Gumtree Greys Rescue

Where: Breaded Dragon, Tamborine

When: from 8am, 29 March 2020

How much: $20 rego per bike

What for: to save greyhounds