News 13 Jan 2011

MNSW organising a fundraiser for Queensland flood victims


Newly-formed Off-Road Event Promotions, in conjunction with Motorcycling NSW, has opened its doors to the public for the first time in aid of the victims of the devastating Queensland floods.

On 5-6 February, riders of all ages and abilities will converge on the Mt Seaview Resort, 35 minutes west of Wauchope for the Ride OEP Victims of Flooding Fundraiser Ride – with 100 percent of the proceeds going to those affected the most.

Being a family man and someone who, like most, has family and friends being affected in the region, OEP Director Michael Prott is ready to help in anyway.

“It’s almost beyond belief what is happening in Queensland right now,” he commented. “It’s hard to think what so many have lost and while we can’t ever replace those things, the least we can do is do what we do best while asking for as many donations along the way,” said Prott.

In a show of support, a ton of memorabilia has been donated to the cause, which will be auctioned off across the weekend, as well as raffles, entertainment and more.

The event will take place at one of Australia’s premier, untouched off-road riding spots.

The event will cater for riders of all ages and skill levels – from guided trail rides and informational tours, to grass-track riding, all run on a timed schedule, allowing for plenty off time to explore the scenic surroundings including the various swimming spots and rapids of the Hastings River.

Once again, Motorcycling NSW will be right behind the cause and OEP, trying to help those in need.

“It’s simply heart-breaking to see so many people have to endure what they are currently faced with and the the amount of hurt and need that comes with a tragedy like this, it’s just crushing,” said MNSW’s Paul Jamieson.

“So, to do whatever we can to raise as much as possible is the least we here in NSW can do and MNSW implores everyone to get involved and help us, help them.

“Obviously it would not be appropriate to hold an event such as this right now, amidst the height of the tragedy, so February seemed like the ideal time hold the ride, hopefully when things have calmed down and the rebuild process can begin.”

Cost for two-days of riding, including dinner on the Saturday night is just $65.00 for kids (U/16) and $85.00 for adults, with all proceeds going to the disaster appeal.

Camping on a powered site, with full amenities is just $15.00 per vehicle. Full resort rooms and cabins are available upon request.

For more information, log onto or contact them on [email protected].

If your company would like to get involved or you have a something you could donate to the raffle, please get in touch with OEP on the details above.