The same happened to this year’s annual worldwide Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in September, resulting in only half the number of participants and amount of funds raised.
However, Victorian Motorcycle Council Chair Graham Solomon says this year is it is more important than ever to show support for the Salvos.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions still in place and Government support winding back, there are more families than ever doing it hard to put food on the table, let alone toys for the kids,” he says.
“It is vital for the motorcycle community to continue to support the Salvos in this worthy cause as they do each year.
“As restrictions ease, the Victorian Motorcycle Council encourages Victorian riders to enjoy a ride in small groups this Christmas ensuring they stay safe and obey the COVID-19 safety regulations.”
Major Mark Kop from the Salvation Army says the virtual toy run is another example of how we are “learning to do things in new ways”.
“The Salvation Army has found new ways of working that have been surprising to us and incredibly effective as well,” he says.
“The Victorian Motorcycle Council has shown leadership and swung into action through their online approach.