Ulysses Club prepares for 2017 Sapphire Coast Toy Run

HELPING KIDS: Members of the Sapphire Coast Ulysses bike club during one of their recent weekly social meetings at HoWeRoll cafe in Tathra. Photo: Alasdair McDonald
HELPING KIDS: Members of the Sapphire Coast Ulysses bike club during one of their recent weekly social meetings at HoWeRoll cafe in Tathra. Photo: Alasdair McDonald

Helping others is an important part of the Sapphire Coast Ulysses bike club.

They are an eclectic mix of personalities with an eclectic collection of motorcycles, and this weekend they will be taking part in the 2017 Sapphire Coast Toy Run.

"There's been a long history of bike clubs and charity," club president Bruce Bearman said.

"It's something that motorcyclists do."

On Saturday the club’s northern riders will leave Bermagui at 10.30am, and southern riders will leave Pambula at 11am, with both groups meeting in Kalaru before heading to Bega’s Littleton Gardens.

Members will be carrying toys for children most in need across the Bega Valley this Christmas, which will be distributed to various charities.

"Originally the Toy Run was run by the Motorcycle Riders Association, and then alot of those members became Ulysses members," Mr Bearman said.

"We used to give toys to different organisations each year, and after we were approached by the newspaper we thought we'd get involved.

"We're just a group of people who like to get together."

The club has branches all over the world, with the Far South Coast branch running from Bermagui to the Victorian border with around 100 members.

“The best thing about Ulysses is the spread of people, the different yarns, the things you learn and the things you hear,” member Les Carey said.