Bike club a hit with the ladies
THE Seniors’ Expo was revved up to a new level yesterday with motorbikes showcased among the diverse range of stalls of products and services targeted towards the older members of the community.
The Ulysses bike club yesterday manned a stall at the expo for the first time since the event began six years ago.
Member Bill Doran said the group – which only accepts members over the age of 40 – wanted to erase the bad image that was sometimes associated with motorbike clubs.
“We’re just here to show people that some of the bikes that go past aren’t the bad guys,” Mr Doran said.
The group travel all over the place on their big shiny machines and said they yesterday received a good amount of interest from women considering strapping on a leather jacket and joining the club.
Organiser Pam Burley said yesterday’s strong turnout showed that not only was there a large level of community support but also the service providers could see the benefits of manning a stall at the event.
She said the expo was a safe way for seniors to collect information about a variety of issues.
“For me personally, I just feel really proud we as the Southern Downs region can put together such a great calendar of events,” she said.
Seniors’ Week events continue tomorrow with the Senior Citizens Association’s Open Day, which will be held at the centre in Albert St from 9am to 3pm.