Warrnambool Motorcycle Toy Run

A GROUP of south-west motorcycle enthusiasts will embrace the Christmas season this weekend when they take part in an important annual event.

The Warrnambool Motorcycle Toy Run will be held on Saturday.

READY TO ROLL: Karina Wood, Korrina Warnecke, Graham Gill, Trevor Warnecke, Peter Downs, Brad Warnecke and Peter Derering are looking forward to the Warrnambool Motorcycle Toy Run this weekend. Picture: Rob Gunstone

READY TO ROLL: Karina Wood, Korrina Warnecke, Graham Gill, Trevor Warnecke, Peter Downs, Brad Warnecke and Peter Derering are looking forward to the Warrnambool Motorcycle Toy Run this weekend. Picture: Rob Gunstone

More than 300 motorcycle riders are expected to gather at Rafferty’s Tavern from 12.30pm for a ride through the district which will take in the townships of Koroit and Port Fairy.

Organiser Trevor Warnecke said the the toy run has been happening for close to 30 years.

“It used to be run by the Warrnambool Roadrunners Motorcycle Club until that folded,” Mr Warnecke said.

“A couple of us who were members of that club decided to keep it going and we are still at it today.”

After their cruise through the district, riders will arrive at Lake Pertobe where they will park their bikes for the public to inspect. Organisers are also expecting some car lovers to put their vehicles on show. The riders will present toys to the Salvation Army to hand out to families in need for Christmas presents.