A glorious spring day greeted entrants and spectators to the 2014 Pambula Bike Show, at Oaklands Event Centre on Saturday, September 13.
Event organiser, Glenn Cotter, described the day as a huge success with 45 bikes entered into the competition and over 300 spectators on the day. People travelled from far and wide, many of them from Canberra, Moruya and Batemans Bay and the official opening was performed by deputy mayor of Bega Valley Shire Council, Russell Fitzpatrick.
Crowds were entertained by several talented local bands and musicians, and children enjoyed the jumping castle and big slide as well as the Oakland’s petting zoo.
A display of old-style speedway bikes drew a lot of interest from the crowd, especially Bob Barker’s original racing machine, numbered to match his Channel Seven sponsor’s 1975 debut into colour television transmission at the time.
With 15 event categories, many locals were among the winners: Debbie Bell’s Harley Davidson, Lindsay Campbell’s Honda CBX1000, Rod Rutter’s Kawasaki Z900 and Rob Lavin’s Custom Harley all caught the eye of judges.
Glenn said the $2500 raised will be added to the ongoing fund for upgraded oncology chairs at the Bega hospital. Glenn acknowledged the support of many local businesses who sponsored the event including Bendigo Bank, Mick Cole Motorcycles, Pambula Glass, G&H Mechanical, Bobbins Transport, Bega Cheese and Sapphire Coast Windscreens.
Along with this fundraising event, Glenn also organises the annual Pink and Black Ball, which will next be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.