Riders Roll In

 

CapRescue along with ROCKY HARLEY-DAVIDSON have had yet another successful Roll the Dice Charity Bike Ride where a number of motorcycle enthusiast participated in an over 200km ride raising both funds and awareness for motorcycle safety. This was the first year Rocky Harley-Davidson have come on board with the event, and organisers say it’s a great day for bikies to come together and advocate for motorcycle rider safety. Over 90 participants entered the Roll the Dice Charity Ride which started at Rocky Harley-Davidson with a free breakfast and registrations before the rumble of Harley’s roared through town and made their way to Byfield Store Markets.

After a brief stop in Byfield, the group made their way to Cawarral Store, then onto the Keppel Sands Hotel for lunch. Prizes from the multi draw raffle were drawn throughout the day, and thanks to the continued support of FITZROY TROPHIES, several trophies were also presented. It all wrapped up back where it started at The Rumble Inn at Rocky Harley-Davidson.

Kirsty Wooler, RACQ CAPRICORN HELIOPTER RESCUE says “Historically, of the total Primary Vehicle Accidents that we attend 42% involve motor cycles with suspected spinal and neck injuries the most common outcome for the rider. Whilst wearing the correct protective gear, including a helmet, does greatly improve your chances of surviving a serious accident, all riders are encouraged to act in a responsible manner both on and off road to prevent an incident occurring. At the end of the day prevention is still the best cure”.

 

The day was a great success for both riders and the Service with the key message of safety among all road users being paramount.

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