Ulysses club prepares for Christmas toy run despite bikies crackdown

The Ulysses Motorcycle Club in Gladstone has not been deterred from holding its annual Christmas toy run this year, despite the Queensland Government crackdown on criminal bikie gangs.

The recreational riders’ group is expecting about 200 members at the charity toy run in central Queensland on November 30.

Ulysses Gladstone branch president John Nielson says there will be a police escort at this year’s run.

“We’ve got an appointment with the police next week,” he said.

“We’ve already seen them and we’ve got a permit though them – they’re going to be leading us.

“There’s going to be a car behind us, which we want.

He says other bike groups can join in but cannot wear their colours.

“We’ve had no trouble at all with other bike groups coming into it,” he said.

“Every year we’ve had the police there with a car leading us – but not one behind us.

“They’ve come to the party and said they’ll organise two cars.

“You don’t have to be a Ulysses member to come for the ride on that day – it can be anyone.

“As long as you’ve got a bike and a licence, you don’t have to be 40 or anything like that.”

Topics: Bikies
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