Members of the Taree and District Vintage and Classic Motorcycle Club recently visited Rainbow Flat to support an organisation that provides a different kind of ride than they prefer to use.
The Club is a long time supporter of Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Manning and Great Lakes, and the visit was to present a generous gift of $500 to RDA.
Club members were welcomed by horse representatives, Dolly and Gypsy, for the cheque handover. A tour of the stables was undertaken for a meet and greet with the other RDA horses.
The Club holds an annual rally with bikes coming from Broken Hill, Sydney, Western NSW, and Toowoomba and Bowen in Qld. The usual attendance is around 120 motorcycles of all vintages ranging from 1925 bikes to the more modern models.
The 2020 rally was held in early March just before the COVID-19 restrictions were put into place. This was the 31st year the rally had been held. Sadly the rally will not be held next year due to the uncertainty surrounding holding such events.
Donations are normally made to selected charities from the rally and this year the Club again were keen to support the local RDA.
"This generosity is much appreciated by RDA particularly during this year when COVID-19 has prevented riding activities at the centre," an RDA spokesperson said.
"The Club has supported RDA over many years and the centre is so grateful for this support. "
The cheque was presented by Club president, Graham Costello to Ricky Wilson, the OH&S officer for RDA.