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The Kimberley Diamonds & WIN TV 2004 Bike Run Report

By Merv & Deb Drew

Bike 105.5 entered successfully into this year’s Variety Club Bike Run with the help from those bikers who willingly contributed to our fund raising event in January 2004. The four day event commenced at the Armadale Primary School, where we were entertained by the school children and Radio Lollypop who also joined us for the long weekend.

Cool Daddy and Yummy MummyDay 1: Friday — Meandered our way along the great roads past the Canning Dam and Mundaring Weir, where we then headed for Toodyay stopping at Calingiri for lunch and of course a game of lawn bowls. From there we headed north to our overnight stop at Wubin where the Progress Association provided us with a superb evening meal.

Entertainment was provided by Radio Lollypop who do a fantastic job with the sick kids at Princess Margaret Hospital and Rick Steele and of course red, red wine.

Day 2: Saturday — Slowly emerging from our tent and viewing the bodies from the night before. It automatically revved us up to get back on the road. Heading north again we ventured into Carnamah for morning tea and a game of lawn bowls. The temperature was increasing, so our lunch stop at the Three Springs Aquatic Centre was very much appreciated.

Gathering our wet bodies we then made our way through the heat to Port Denison for our nautical overnight stop. And of course more food, wine and entertainment.

Day 3: Sunday — Was a little cooler, until we followed our route notes to the Pinnacles, Cervantes for our group photo where we are sure it hit 50 degrees. Lovely bike road if you own an off road type, everyone did well except the Banana’s Harley went over three times.

Lunch was well received at Cervantes in the air conditioned bowling club where we had yet another game of lawn bowls. Our overnight stop was at New Norcia in St Benedicts College where we once again indulged in more food, wine and entertainment.

Day 4: Monday — Now heading South we were meandering through the back blocks and arrived in Gin Gin for morning tea and yes another game of lawn bowls. From there we passed Bindoon and had a wonderful ride through Chittering Valley twice. After lunch we made our way to Hillary’s Boat Harbour where the event finished.

We had our final dinner at Volcano’s Restaurant where we were presented with trophies and prizes. We all know now that Merv needs to become a member of the local bowling club, because that’s right - he managed to win without any bribery or corruption the perpetual bowling trophy.

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