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122 Toy Runs Around Melbourne - December 2014

Submitted by John_Cook on Thu, 30/10/2014 - 7:48pm

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The Melbourne Branch of the Ulysses Club is not directly involved in the conduct of any specific Toy Run this year

However, there are a number of Toy Runs being conducted around Melbourne this year and they include:


The Peninsula Toy Run on Saturday 6 December from Frankston to Rosebud

Assemble at Frankston Pier Car Park from 8 am 

The mayor of Frankston will unveil a plaque for John Smollen during the ceremomy 
The ride departs Frankston at 10.00am sharp with a police escort 
Prizes for the best dressed rider and the best decorated motorbike (Christmas theme) 
Please bring NEW unwrapped toys, canned or packaged foods to donate 
All donations support various peninsula charities over Christmas

The following information is supplied by Phil Matthews of Mornington Wanderers

“I have also now set up a Peninsula Toy Run Web Site, details are that will also have the Flyer on it.

All enquiries regarding the Peninsula Toy Run should be directed to, Phil Matthews via email:  or phone 9766-0758 or Mobile 0412 532 227

 Phil Matthews- Organiser/Ride Leader”


Central Highlands(Ballarat) Ulysses 3BA Christmas Appeal Toy Run

Saturday 6 December.  Assemble at 9.30am Crown Hotel, Buninyong car park for 10.00 am departure to finish at Victoria park (Cnr Sturt and Gillies Streets)  

All motorcycles and scooter riders welcome.  Decorate your bike for Christmas

Sausage sizzle, hot food, soft drinks and coffee on sale

Ballarat Road Rodder Cars on display

Toy Run badges available for sale at $10.00 each

Games, board games, etc. for all ages very welcome – Please do not wrap toys

Further details available by contacting Sharryn 0417355326


The Independent Riders Group (Damien Codognotto) Toy Run on Sunday 7 December from Cranbourne to Albert Park

Assemble from 8.00 am at Bunnings car park, South Gippsland Highway, Cranbourne for escorted ride leaving at 10.00 am to Father Bob Foundation event in Albert Park.

Host for the Cranbourne run is Barbara Maggs (03)59982424



The Geelong Toy Run on Sunday 14 December hosted by Geelong HOG

Leaving New Location at 10.30amDeakin Waterfront Car Park at corner of Cavendish Street and Western Beach Road.  Melway reference : 452 B2

to arrive at Queenscliff foreshore @ noon for event until 3.00 pm.




Geelong Harley-Davidson 506-508 Latrobe Blvd, Geelong at any time.

At the starting/finishing point on the day. Collection van will also follow bikes for pick up.  See


The 37th traditional (formerly MRA) VMC Toy Run on Sunday 21 December to Calder with a departure from the Dandenong Sports Stadium in Stud Road.

Assemble from 8.00 am.   Departing at 10.00am sharp from Dandenong Basketball Stadium,270 Stud Road Dandenong North with police escort, proceed down M1 to Bolte Bridge and on to Calder Freeway.  Support the Salvation Armyto help needy kids.  Includes combined Bike and Muscle Car display plus stunt shows.

Other starting points include Eltham, Epping, Ferntree Gully, Lilydale, Yarra Valley, Melton, Port Melbourne, Wallan and Werribee.


NB The Ulysses club has representation on the Victorian Motorcycle Council