Popular Charity Motorcycle Ride On Again

Motorcyclists prepare to depart at last year's 'Ironbark Dice Run'.

Motorcyclists prepare to depart at last year's 'Ironbark Dice Run'.

This Saturday, May 20, the Midstate Motorcycle Club will be holding their annual “Ironbark Dice Run”, a charity ride. Club President, Paul O’Brien explained, “The Dice Run, which is now in its 13th year, is purely a social day out for owners of road registered motorcycles and is aimed at raising money for local charities” he said. “Last years' Dice Run attracted nearly 100 motorcyclists who enjoyed a casual ride along a scenic route with fellow motorcyclists and raised $1,300.00 for Ronald McDonald House Orange. This year the ride will benefit the Black Dog Institute with a focus on rural depression”, he said.

The ride will cover approximately 250 kilometres, attracts motorcyclists from towns as far away as Bathurst, Orange, Cowra and Dubbo who will ride from Parkes to Eugowra and Gooloogong then on to lunch at the Railway Hotel in Grenfell before riding on to Forbes and finishing in Condobolin. At stops along the way each motorcyclist rolls the dice and at the end of the day the highest combined score is the winner. Registration starts at Kelly Reserve on the Newell Highway in Parkes at 9.30am where participants pay a registration fee and do their first roll of the Dice before embarking on the ride at 10.30am. The ride is open anyone holding a current motorcycle licence and who has a registered motorcycle in a roadworthy condition. Cost of an entry is $20.00 per rider and $10 per pillion. For more information contact Martin Bell on 0429346586