The Honda CT110 motorbike, more commonly known as a “Postie Bike”, may not be everyone’s first choice for a trip to the desert and back, but that’s exactly what a group of locals are planning to do in the name of fundraising.
The CSA Mine Reggie’s Mobile Maintenance Crew will embark on a 1,400km trip from Cobar to Cameron’s Corner on their postie bikes in July with the aim of raising $5,000 for Miracle Babies Foundation, which supports families with premature babies.
The group’s spokesman Ben Hewlett said out of a workshop of 14 people, seven are parents to premature babies.
“The most amazing gift was Aurora, she was born at an incredible 28 weeks,” Ben said.
“So as you can imagine, Miracle Babies Foundation is very near and dear to our hearts.”
Ben said with this in mind the group hopes their trek to Cameron’s Corner and back will raise $5,000.
“It’s a total of 1,400kms of dirt and desert, so this is our adventure in the name of those who haven’t drawn breath on their own yet.
So far they have received more than $1,600 im donations via their Everyday Hero fundraising page.
“If you can, support us by supporting Miracle babies, it will be greatly received,” he said.
Ben said group members Kade Bishop and Beau Ings drove to Sydney with a trailer and went to auctions and bought 12 ex-Australia Post motorbikes.
“You can’t buy a new Honda CT110 postie bike as they are only made for Australia Post, citizens can only buy them second hand,” Ben said.
For the trip all the bikes are road registered and all riders require a motorcycle licence.
The group is scheduled to spend six days riding with stops in Louth, Wanaaring, Tibooburra, White Cliffs and Tilpa.
“It should be a laugh at the very least,” Ben said.
Along the way the group will be stopping to take photos and “shake the donation tin” at the local pubs.
The ride has already attracted regional attention with ABC Broken Hill radio to follow their ride with daily updates.