Riders go to great lengths for a pie
WHAT do you get when you combine a group of motorbike enthusiasts with a sense of adventure and an appreciation of food?
A motorbike riding group led by Neil Briscoe, whose trips all centre around eating great food.
The tale of how the group came to be is certainly an interesting one.
"Noel, Gadget, Abdul and myself (Briscoe) went on an afternoon ride to Ipswich to see a friend in hospital who had had a motorbike accident," Mr Briscoe said.
"When we got back we asked each other when the next ride was and what day we were going.
"It just turned into a once-a-month thing from there."
Last month the group made the drive to Bribie Island for a hamburger.
Saturday's trip had more of an Australian theme.
"One must eat, so why not go for a ride?" Mr Briscoe said.
"We are doing a bit of a pie tour.
"Our first stop will be in Aratula. From there we will go to Brisbane along the Gateway Motorway, along the Riverside Expressway, the M1 and then to Yatala.
"After Yatala we will head to Nerang and then through Canungra and home."
Mr Briscoe said he would be limiting himself to three pies.
"One at each stop will be my limit," he said.
Mr Briscoe said the majority of riders in the group work for Wickham Freightlines.
"We try to arrange the ride for a weekend when everyone is home," he said.
Mr Briscoe said it was hard to pick one aspect of motorcycling he enjoyed most.
"What's not to love?" he said.
The group has started a Facebook page, Go Ride SEQ, and Mr Briscoe said anyone was welcome to tag along on future rides.
Plans for a tour down through Goondiwindi and another for the Toowoomba, Crows Nest and Kingaroy areas are in the works.
To find them on Facebook simply search Go Ride SEQ.