DR WINGS BIKE FORCE

           2014 TOUR

Suppport Services

(Working on this page at the moment.).

The picture above is of John G Keogh, he is a random photographer that rocks up on the day and will take your photo as you approach the Grey Gums on the Putty Rd.

The outing to the Grey Gums Cafe will be on the 23rd September 2017

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Below is a tribute to a great Motorcyclist and Friend to many.

He gave of his own while he was alive, and when he passed,

all he wanted in the world was to help others; on their way after an accident or illness. Motorcyclists support each other. M.A.R.I Australia Incorporated largest

contributor to date. This man is truly a hard act to follow, "Ride on Mate".

The Gentlemen above is very special to so many. As a true enthusiast, you would have to say he was a lifer. As it says "Mick" to his mates was born in 1956, a 'Bloody Good Year' for all motorcyclists and motorcycles in general. Some legend models are posted below, along with some of Mick's own bikes and his story.

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In 1956 B.S.A.  better known as Birmingham Small Arms Company, manufactured the 650cc Gold Flash Twin.Motorcycles

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The 1956 Royal Enfield, 700cc was released as a trail blazer onto the USA market, by the Indian Manufacturing Company.

 

 

In 1956 the Vincent Black Shadow was born, the Super Bike of the time.

In 1956 Mrs McDonald was having a 'New Release' with the Birth of Michael on the 28th November. Mick was the oldest of 4 children, three boys and a sister.

All grew up in the Sydney Western Suburbs.

Most of Michael's life, he was interested in engines, motorcycles in particular. He was also a car buff. He would buy a car,tear it down, and rebuild it up from the ground up,the way he wanted it to be. Back in the Seventies Michael was into racing Dirt Bikes and was pretty good at it racing all over NSW. At that time he was also working for Jim Airey at his Honda shop in Fairfield NSW. Jim Airey himself was an Australian champ on Short Circuit, Speedway as well as Enduro Racing. Mick thought he was a great roll model.

As he matured and got older, as we all do, Mick got into racing on tar and took to drag racing in particular.

 

Mick loved his bikes, Honda "V" VFR Twins but his YAMAHA's were special too. He had several TRX Models all with his own personall stamp on them. Mick's race career ranged from Sydney Dragway, across Australia to Perth. He was well known to many in the sport.

 

 

Mick is pictured along side with some of his collection.

This photo was taken at home.

The Red TRX he is sitting on was his favorite racer.

His street bike on his right and his Turbo Charged Kawasaki 1200 cc to his left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael hard at work at Sydney International Drag Way riding Rexy Two. Like his car and other bikes he owned, he pulled this bike down as well, and, built it back up again- bigger and better than before.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along side is an exert from the Race program at Perth Raceway 24/11/2016

You can see that he was pulling 9.657 seconds in the quarter mile, a top speed of 235.50 KPH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the 13/01/2007 he was hard back at it again with a run of 9,540 and a Top Speed of 235.12 KPH

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael cared about life, like he did his bikes.The way you are seen by others meant a lot to him.

He was a perfectionist,in everything he did.It had to be just right for Mick.

He was a firm believer that you get out of life what you put into it- words that we all can live by.

 

The final Weapon in his arsenal was the bike above, His beloved KAWASAKI 1200, This was truly a Super Bike and he built it with his own hands.

 Michael McDonald You will surely be missed by many; but not forgotten.

Because of your generous donation M.A.R.I will ride on into the future.

 

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A YOUNG LADY RIDER OF THE FUTURE

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Julie Ann Klinker.  A soon to be supporter of M.A.R.I and the Dr Wings Bike Force in Australia.

She is well and truly on the rise in the Fx 300 Ninja Cup and placing consistently at Race Meetings.

You can check our here career at https://www.facebook.com/julieklinkerracing/

 

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Dr Wings Bike Force Team doing the work of M.A.R.I

Our members are situated in

  • Most of Queensland coastal areas
  • A large portion of Coastal and Western New South Wales
  • a few only in Victoria
  • Recently in Perth area of Western Australia
  • Howard springs in the Northern Territory.

Ken for assistance anywhere on 0449 186 761

www.motorcyclegear.com.au

Support the Shop that has been the MAJOR funding for the

team for the last few years

0400 015 731

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For Free advice and

the MAIN Contact Number Nationally is.

Olivia Tanner | Business Development Coordinator T: (03) 9605 2654

Olivia can answer any questions you may have or get someone to call you straight back with the answer to your questions.

 

The BMW Touring Club of NSW has been a major supporter for several years now since 2008. They hold one of the best rallies in Australia at a small town 600 K's west of Sydney called Tottenham about 150K's west of Dubbo. Its terrific how the whole town gets behind this one and are keen to support riders and passengers that are involved in an accident or are stricken down by illness and end up in hospital.

In 2017 it will be our 10th year we have hosted the Far Cairn Rally. To raise funds for the continued work of M.A.R.I

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Steve McDowall at Motorcycle Life, and his team are having a big go to assist all Motorcyclists, check out www.motorcyclelife.com.au or call 1300 961 335

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Bunnings Villawood is also one of our supporters. They have been able to assist us with materials needed to erect a shade area for Royal Rehab Hospital patients in a self care facility in Yagoona. Without there support this project would not have gone ahead.

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Our newest addition to what we offer in our support network

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The RSPCA. Its a good idea to look into respite for pets when you are going into hospital and have no one to care for them. It works like this if you are over 65 years of age it will cost you $10.00 a day plus vet fees.

        If younger than 65 years its still $10.00 a day with vet fees plus your pet will need to be de-sexed as well. This can cost from $200.00 up wards for this service.

     Only available when to local RSPCA has room to take the pet. In some areas they have a foster care programme happening where a volunteer will take your pet into their home and you only pay for the feed. Or they will feed and care for the pet at their own home when possible to do so. This service is available Mon to Fri on 02 9782 4408

 

                  The offer below is ideal when you are involved in an accident that was not your fault. Your Car or Motorcycle has been taken away for repair or is a total loss and you need transport to get around for a few weeks until the Insurance is paid. Compass could be the trick for you. This will enable you to get to work or doctors appointments or maybe just to be able to get the shopping done for a while.  So have a read and see if you fit the bill.

Please find the acceptance criteria and information about our accident replacement rental vehicles below. 

 

 

Car Rental

                   We provide rental cars for drivers who are not at fault

 ·                 No up front cost or bond (We take debit/credit card details in case of speeding fines, road tolls or damage to our vehicles) ·       

                   We deliver all of our vehicles to our clients preferred location ·         Drivers must be aged over 18 and have a full car driving licence ·                                

                   We provide hire for P Plate drivers as above ·

                   The at fault driver must be insured with at least third party damage cover 

                   (We recover the cost of the rental car from the at-fault driver's/rider's insurance company on behalf of our client)  ·       

                    Our client (the not-at-fault driver) does not need to be insured to use our service · We offer a like for like vehicle where possible · Low insurance excess for drivers using our vehicles 

·                   All of our rental cars come with 24-hr roadside assistance

        You only need to say that you were referred by M.A.R.I

Motorcycle Rental

·         We provide rental motorcycles for riders who are not at fault

·         No up front costs or bond  (We take debit/credit card details in case of speeding fines, road tolls or damage to our vehicles) 

·         We deliver all of our vehicles to our clients preferred location

·         Riders must be aged over 18 and have a full motorcycle licence (Restrictions apply on engine sizes of rental motorcycles for riders aged under 25)

·        We provide hire for P Plate riders as above

·         The at-fault driver/rider must be insured with at least third party damage cover  (We recover the cost of the rental motorcycle from the at-fault driver's/rider's insurance company on our clients behalf)

·         Our client (the not-at-fault rider) does not need to be insured to use our service

·         We offer a like for like vehicle where possible and can also provide small cars instead of motorcycles if required

·         Low insurance excess for riders using our vehicles

·         All of our rental motorcycles come with 24-hour roadside assistance

   You only need to say that you were referred by MARI

 

To begin an application your clients will need to call our team on 1300 135 485 and when prompted they will need to inform us who referred you was the M.A.R.I Team so that we can monitor numbers of referrals from each charity.  Please see our website for full terms and conditions, the link can be found below.

 

Kind regards,
Call on 1300 135 485 for assistance.

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Above is the photo of Emeritus Professor

of Transport Marcus Wigan

In Victoria he is an authority on so much to do with Motorcycles and Scooter Transport. He is now a supporter of what the M.A.R.I Initiative is all about.

Professor Wigan is also an every day Motorcyclists.

FZI his every day ride.

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Our major sponsor still is

The Guy's from Brisbane that bring you

                           

Not available from their suppliers in all states.

This is some of their product lines just to name a few.

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Right up there with the best of them is SIMPLY STRATA

as they say making Strata Simple.

Southern Highlands of NSW.

 

  

For Your Ride.

Premium Quality for Australian Conditions.

 

AVON Motorcycle Tyres

 

BIG 4 Caravan Parks

We have had support from the ABC Australia wide, for this trip in

Gosford, Tamworth, Moree, Charters Towers, Townsville, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Tamworth.

Lincoln Humphries

CHANNEL NINE Journalist on the Sunshine Coast

Moree Champion

Samantha Walton

Journalist for the Moree Champion News Paper.

Regional Areas NSW & Qld

Kate Somers, Video Journalist
Southern Cross Austereo

Channel 7 in regional areas

Supporting us in the Tamworth area.

 These Motorcycle Shops below ar part of a support / Emergency Network if needed when you may have a break down or involved in an accident. Keep the web address in your smart phone to get your closest shop number.

For Help. www.drwings.org.au     SUPPORT.

Support the shops that you see these Posters above in. You will find them appear in the windows of supporters for the Dr Wings Bike Force and the work of MARI. They are listed below in the motorcycle shop register.

For Help. www.drwings.org.au     SUPPORT.

2015 List of supporters on the trip are below.

 

Ric Andrews Motorcycles

YAMAHA

&

TRIUMPH

Peter Woods

Sales Manager

(02) 4324 1800

169 Manns Rd, West Gosford NSW 2250

 

Worthington

Motorcycles

BMW HONDA

&

MV Agusta

Ian Furlong

General Sales Manager

02-4340 3555

1 Kangoo Road Kariong NSW 2250

(02) 4340 3555

DMI

Engineering

Mullaley

Gunnedah NSW

Specialist in General Engineering
David M Iswbester

Phone: 02 - 6743 7966

Contact for Assistance

with breakdown or accident

support.

Thomas LEE

Motorcycles

YAMAHA HONDA

SUZUKI

HARLEY DAVIDSON

Col Thomas

Owner

386 Frome St, Moree NSW 2400
(02) 6752 3566

 

Newcastle.

BRISANS Motorcycles

BMW   VICTORY

APRILIA

CAN - AM      HYOSUNG

TRIUMPH  Indian

Kawasaki,

Royal Enfield

 

 

250 Maitland Rd, Islington NSW 2296
(02) 4940 8777

CAIRNS

HONDA

Motorcycles

SALES

&

SERVICE

Andrew Porta

Dealer Principle.

33 Anderson St
Manunda QLD 4870

Phone: 07- 4031 9188

in Townsville

All Brands, Makes & Models

Serviced

Ask for

Spanner

5+6/27 Casey Street, Aitkenvale 4814

Phone: 07- 4779 1340

REDLINE

MOTOSPORTS

Mackay

HONDA POLARIS

TRIUMPH VICTORY

Husqvarna

Brenden Rye

Operations Manager

Phone: 07- 4963 4500

24-26 Grandview Drive Mt Pleasant QLD 4740

MACKAY

MOTORCYCLES

HARLEY - DAVIDSON

HARLEY - DAVIDSON

adjoining their

YAMAHA

store

SCOTT GRALOW

Manager Director

26 Peel St MackayQLD 4740

Phone: 07- 4957 2411

WORTHS

Rockhampton

HONDA KTM

CF MOTO

Ask for Sue

Manager

6/138 George St Rockhampton 4700

Phone: 07- 4922 2668

Rockhampton

City MOTO

YAMAHA

& Waverunners

Jason Birse

Manager

152 George St Rockhampton Qld 4700

Phone: 07 -4921 0555

ROSENBERG

Motorcycles

KAWASAKI

Bikes &

JET SKIS

Wayne & Jenny Rosenberg

Owners

123 William St Rockhampton Qld 4700

Phone: 07 - 4922 7619

BUNDABERG

MOTORCYCLES

Ask for DALLAS

Manager

19 Woondooma St Bundaberg

Phone 07 - 4152 1121

BUNDABERG

Outdoor

Power Centre

HONDA Products

47 Production Street
Bundaberg,

QLD, 4670

07 4152 5552

 

 

MEGA

MOTORCYCLES

 

Contact Anne & Anthony

 

37 Takalvan St

  Bundaberg Q 4670
Ph: (07) 4152 3490

Rattler Cafe, Imbil Qld.Loretta Shaw - Owner/ Manager

       116 Yabba Rd, Imbil QLD 4570 (07) 5484 517

Tyres for Bikes - 669 Cooroy-Noosa Rd Cooroy 4563    Ph Manager Paul Leverton 0427 425 509

Bellbird Creek Teahouse - 3409 Maleny-Kenilworth Rd, Kenilworth.4574   Ph 07 5446 0211

Maleny Motorcycle

51 Maple St Maleny QLD 4552 (07) 5429 6726

The owners name is Jason Bartholomy.

54 Ross St, Newstead QLD 4006

:Phone:(07) 3606 8800

Paul Lewis Manager.

 

 

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Some of our supporters are listed below in no particular

order from our trips in 2014 till now.

Australian Motorcycle Headlight Protectors.

Australian owned and manufactured locally.

Louis Punch Pty Ltd
Motor CycleGear.com.au

Motor CycleRetrievers

.com.au

Simply Strata Property Management
Road Rider Magasine
Sydney Motor Cycle Club.
Bmw Touring Club NSW
HI- Tec Oils Australia

AVON Motor Cycle Tyres

2013 Sydney Motor Cycle & Scooter Show

Moto Centric Luggage
Motorcycle Clothing
Threeways Road House

Threeways Road

House NT

Motor Cycle Cameras By RE-PLAY

VENTURA Motorcycle Luggage
BIG 4 Caravan Park Coober Pedy
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MOREE NSW

Gwydir Carapark

Great Western Hotel Cobar

Rabbit Trap Hotel

Albert

OZ Trail Camping and leisure Products
Christeen Eyre ecorp group

National Road Transport Hall of Fame Alice Springs NT

Curtin Springs Way Side Inn and Cattle

Station NT

         Northern Territory Government Logo      Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory (Logo)

Big 4 Howard Springs

NT Government

Parks Australia, Australian Government

KAKADU

National Park

Matthew Phillpott the owner at BARKBUSTERS. with Ken after just completing a fitment to his ST 1100 Honda. Just a few days before leaving on a 7.000 K's Trip throughout Australia to raise awareness for the Dr Wings Bike Force and the Work of M.A.R.I
Richard Kinnon. The owner and operator of KINNON & Co along with his wife and Two Sons. This man is a legend and you can not pass through Longreach without dropping in an saying hello. They will give you the experience of a life time while you are there.

Long reach Outback QLD

Stockmans Hall of Fame Longreach Outback QLD

 


About Us

              The "DR Wings Bike Force" are based on the Central Coast and in Sydney. The Initiative was formed from members of the MARI team based at St Vincent's Hospital Darlinghurst Sydney.The team consists of members from the Sydney Motorcycle Club, BMW Touring Club of NSW also Members of the Ulysses Club & lastly the Committee For Safer Motorcycle Routes in the HUnter. Some of them have been involved first hand with motor cycle accidents and know exactly what a patient is going through or has cared for one that has been there before. All this knowledge helps others to adapt and get moving again quicker in both mind and body.

Contact

Ken Lovegrove

First Contact for DR Wings Bike Force & MARI

 

Adress : Based on the Central Coast NSW

PO Box 8140 Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

E-mail :    ken1drwings@gmail.com

Phone :    0449 186 761