Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Ballzy Riders Lift Prostate Awareness

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Ballzy Riders Lift Prostate Awareness

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Byline: Declan Cooley Declan.Cooley@gladstoneobserver.com.au

SIXTY riders fired up their bikes yesterday for the Ballz on Bikes charity ride to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

The riders roared out of Harbour City Harley-Davidson early in the morning and headed to Mount Larcom, Bororen and Turkey Beach to hold raffles and enjoy a barbecue.

The Harley Club's activities officer Jack Smyth said he was proud of the amount of support the ride received, despite numbers being a little lower this year.

"People who ride bikes aren't here any more but it was still a great turnout.

"It was about 29 degrees at Turkey Beach and it was just beautiful weather."

With a final count of the money raised coming in before 5pm, Mr Smyth said Gladstone Hogs had raised $1893.35 so far.

"Really, we just like riding motorbikes but at the Harley Family we like to support each other," he said.

"We've had a couple of members touched by cancer but they've survived it and there were a couple of them who came out for the ride (yesterday). …

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