DR WINGS BIKE FORCE

          

         

Trips that we have undertaken so far,

(This page is dedicated to all those Volunteers that help in Hospitals and with home care as well as those that keep all the rallies happening and still a big success today. Thank You all.)

MARI Team/ the DR Wings Bike Force Crew Hospital staff and dignitaries outside

Delacy Building of St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney 8th March 2014

                                   Below Charley Boorman with George and Charis Schwarz at the 2006 Sydney

                                        international Motor Cycle & Scooter Show,They are the founders of MARI

                     The Motor Cycle Accident Rehabilitation Initiative.

 

                                         Ken with Charley Boorman on the stand for the Sydney International

                                  Motor Cycle and Scooter Show 17th November 2013 Renewing his support.

 

Like politicians or rock stars the Police supporters gave us an escort from

St Vincents Hospital in Sydney.

Volunteers for MARI

Maurice Blackburn

Supported by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Well, we were at it again, this time off to Melbourne.

    Over three days in June 8th 9th &10th we held seminars with both Hospitals as well as riders and delegates belonging to the VMC (Victorian Motorcycle Council). This trip was a huge success,as we came away with several hospitals on board with the MARI Initiative. We can now boast being involved with the Royal Melbourne, Epworth, and the Alfred Hospitals and all their campuses. We are covering a huge part all the way to Wodonga on the NSW/VIC b order. Wodonga works closely with Albury Hospital. They cover a big area of the states Motor vehicle and Motorcycle Crash clusters.

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Located on 300 Grattan Street (corner of Royal Parade)
Parkville, Victoria

Above the presentation with staff members at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Those in attendance were very interested in what we had to say to them on the day.

The entry to Epworth Hospital

46/52 Burwood Road Hawthorn

They are also now at a new Hospital in Geelong.

Ken and Glenda had a photo taken at the SKY Deck in Melbourne.

Ken with Ray Carter. Ray is a National Committee Member of M.A.R.I

Ray was in Melbourne with us conducting the presentations.

He was a major factor in them being so successful.

The view from Melbourne the SKY Deck at night is spectacular

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THE CRASH CARD,  Launch at Kangaroo Point on the banks of the Hawkesberry River about 50 Kilometers north of Sydney.

The government officials in attendance were

The Mayor of Hornsby, Lesley Tipping the RSO, NSW Ambulance Superintendent, Inspector Phillip Brooks from head office NSW Highway Patrol. and Christopher "CJ" Burns Chairman of the Motorcycle Council of NSW

Channel 10 were reporting on the day.

 

Lesley Tipping Road Safety Officer for Honrsby Shire Council.

Lesley is the driving force behind the crash card. First developed overseas in the UK and now in many countries.

Inspector Phillip Brooks Member of NSW Police Highway Patrol at the launch of the Crash Card.

 

NSW Ambulance / Paramedic Superintendent

A good number of local motorcyclists turned out to support the release of the Crash Card.

Ken & Lesley discussing the Crash Card.

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On June 22nd 2015 we will be setting off on the Queensland Leg of our Australian Tour. We will be hosting seminars and meeting with motorcyclists and Hospital staff. Spreading the work of M.A.R.I and how the Dr Wings Volunteer Team can help riders that have crashed. We are leaving for Moree, then Roma, Emerald and Charters Towers before arriving in Cairns for the main event. Supported by the MCC of NSW and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers & Motorcycle Gear.com.au

 

More information will be uploaded shortly on this event.

 

We have been mostly supported by the team at BIG4 Discovery Parks throughout Queensland.

Monday evening the 22nd June Col Thomas hosted the first seminar of our trip to the Top. A huge thanks for that as well as for assistance with getting the Initiative into Moree Hospital.

 

AVON Motorcycle Tyres keep us on the road.

The photo above was taken outside the Moree Hospital on the 22nd June 2015

Taken by Bronwyn Cosh Acute Health Service Manager, Moree District Health Service.

Moree Hospital is now onboard with the MARI Dr Wings Programme.

The crew parked out side the

Aussie Outback Oasis    E-mail them on: info@aussieoutbackoasis.com.au

76 Dr George Ellis Drive CHARTERS TOWERS QLD 4820

07) 4787 8722

Cathy is the one you need to talk with at this stop.

Stayed at the Big4 Aussie Outback Oasis with Cathy & Paul Brown on the 25th June on our way to Cairns for a seminar.

Without their support we may not have been able to get the Initiative into the Charters Towers Hospital, thanks again for your support.

Barkbusters give you maximum protection when riding on country

roads, when the chance of flying sticks and rocks are heightened. 

A must for all rider to have fitted to their bike.

 

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Email   manager@coconut.com.au 

Ph   +61 7 4054 6644    Web   www.coconut.com.au

Mr Kim Thomas is the General Manager at this park.

Ken, Glenda & Greg standing out side reception at Coconut Holiday Resort  in Cairns far north Queensland.

 This park has so much to offer you really need to check out their web-site to see all that is on offer.

Ken with Ian Hopkins in his private Motorcycle Collection in Cairns.

We were standing in front of his Valentino Rossi display, notice the special number 20 helmet over my left shoulder. It is a replica of the one that belonged to the late Steve McQueen.

He has a huge collection of memorabilia to look at while you pas  a few hours away.

Greg, Glenda and Ken with Ian taking the photo in his display area. That's a road registered Vincent in the back ground plus a flat track Harley Davidson, road race CB 750 4 cylinder Honda, road race Matchless G50, Suzuki XR69 1000cc.

The shots above are from the venue we held our Cairns Seminar at MOTO Australia.The collection of Motorcycles are in pristine condition and we to having a drool over them for a short time during our stay. The motorcycle above is one of two especially manufactured for (Kenny Roberts to stick it to Harley - Davidson) in flat tracking events. It was so Brutally Fast that the AMA banned this machine, it was fitted with a TZ 750 YAMAHA Road Race Engine.

One of Valentino Rossi's Race Suits with helmet at the table top.

 

A good turn up for the motorcycle safety seminar at the

CENTENARY HOTEL in French St Townsville.

Hosted by the local branch of the ULYSSES Club. We had a good collection of Other clubs and the towns motorcycling community represented on the night.

At the end of the evening we had a good group put their hands up to be Dr Wings Volunteers at the Local Hospital.

                    

LOT 379 Harbour Rd, Mackay Harbour QLD 4740
Phone: (07) 4955 1496

Kristy & Simon

The staff in reception at MACKAY BIG4 Park.

While at Mackay we stayed in a self contained cabin in the park.

Fitted with kitchen and own bath room and TV etc. Great for those in cars as well as motorcycling north.

Plenty of cool things to do to pass the time away.

REDLINE MOTOSPORTS The manager Brenden Rye could not get on board fast enough towards helping riders that need a hand. So if you are in the MACKAY area and have had ban accident or broken down you can call 07-4963 4500 or 0499 085 387

Rossi Motorcycle BOOTS

Ken and Scott in the showroom of MACKAY Motorcycles

HARLEY - DAVIDSON

So if you are a local or just passing through and have an accident or a hiccup with your Harley - Davidson or Yamaha call Scott Gralow on 07-4957 2411 or 0408 572 227

Unique wall paper within this store.

MACKAY Hospital came on-board with the Dr Wings and M.A.R.I

program on 1st July 2015 at 1.00pm

Ken outside MACKAY Hospital getting directions.

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Supported by Colin and Vicki Bowden of

Great Western Hotel is the site of the Rockhampton Seminar

Sunday July 5th at 2pm

07 4922 3888

Nikki, is great and the Assistant Manager  of

Discovery Holiday Parks - Rockhampton 

the ideal place to call into on your way to the top.

394 Yaamba Road, Bruce Highway

NORTH ROCKHAMPTON  QLD  4701

T: 07 4926 382207 4926 3822

E: rockhampton.managers@discoveryparks.com.au   

W: www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au

Samantha and Sarah at the BIG4 Discovery Park Rockhampton QLD.

The Huge and fairly New hospital at Rockhampton. came onboard with being apart of the Dr Wings & M.A.R.I program on Friday the 3rd July 2015 at 2.00pm

Riders were competing in Barrel competitions.

The Female competitors were giving their all racing the clock.

A good crowd was on hand to witness these great athletes at work.

It did not matter how hard they tried the bulls still threw them off.

The crew are gearing up and preparing to leave after attending the Rockhampton seminar at the Great Western Hotel. The venue for the above indoor Rodeo held the night before the seminar.

 

While in Bundaberg we were supported by the team at

Sugarland Tavern

and the site of the Bundaberg Seminar.

Hosted by the local branch of the Ulysses Club

July 7th at 6.30pm

52 Johnston Street, Bundaberg

07) 4150 5999

It was a terrific venue for our seminar with all the local riders that attended. They do a great feed for both lunch and dinner as well.

Ken was on air at the ABC with

Gabrielle Burke

Mornings Presenter ABC Caprcornia ABC

 

While riding between towns Glenda was hit by a large object that destroyed her headlight protector that was supplied by Australian Motorcycle Headlight Protectors.

If the headlight had broken it would have cost hundreds of dollars to have repaired.

 Bundaberg Hospital Jumped at the chance to get involved with the Dr Wings Team.

The crew that turned up for the Bundy seminar were very friendly and it was hard to get them to sit down so we could start the talk. This is a good feature as communication is a valuable tool when working within the hospital trauma system.

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Staying in a home at Maroochydore.

To do all those things necessary to allow us to regroup before once again getting aboard our bike to do more Kilometers.

Nambour Hospital was very excited to get involved with the M.A.R.I

Project and the Dr Wings Bike Force Team.

The seminars just keep gaining momentum as we head south towards the Qld & NSW borders.

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Lincoln Humphries in centre of picture from WIN TV on the Sunshine Coast at Maroochydore Qld.

Lincoln had just completed an interview with us. On the left is Ken Lovegrove. middle rear Glenda Lovegrove & on the right Greg Burke.

These three team members of the Dr Wings Bike Force had done over 5,000 K's at this point in their trip for M.A.R.I.

We were able to ride roads like the one above because of the GARMIN GPS Supplied by Department Manager George Krantz at the Harvey Norman store Capalaba

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While on the Gold Coast we will be billeted in pure luxury at Riverstone Crossing.

       Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Mount Tamborine is Riverstone Crossing, a haven of serenity, security and natural beauty.

As one of the Gold Coast's premier master planned communities, Riverstone Crossing is tucked away in the pristine Maudsland region, surrounded by mountains and in the heart of fast-growing Upper Coomera.

In-studio interview with Mornings presenter Nicole Dyer.

While on the Gold Coast we had time to drop in on our mates at the ABC for an update and viewers questions on M.A.R.I and the work done by the Dr Wings Bike Force Team.

As the President of the Gold Coast Ulysses Club introduces Ken he is contemplating his address to a house full of interested riders, all here to hear about the work done by the M.A.R.I - Dr Wings Volunteers.

Just about a full house for this one and they were still arriving.

Bonalbo just inside the Nsw Qld border.

This giant banner is up in the camp kitchen area of the Big 4 Paradise Tourist Park in Tamworth.

The banner is up in aid of a large gathering of classic a vintage Enthusiasts like BSA Club of NSW, Taree & West Wickham Classic Motorcycle Clubs, Clarence Valley, Historic & Enthusiasts Club.+ the Coffs Harbour Motorcycle Restorers Club.  This is an anual event.

Great scenery to look at from your balcony.

A Big Thanks toVickie and

Paradise Tourist Park, just a great group of people that give a huge amount back to the area. Top place to stay for that well deserved break as well. Thanks to Paradise Tourist Park for all your continued support.

  • Bookings:1800 330 1331800 330 133 FREE (Free Call)
  • Telephone:02 6766 312002

Your hosts

Mathew and Taryn Judd

 

 

MORE SUPPORTERS COMING SOON

 

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Supporting

To Raise FUNDS and Support for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Motor Cycle Accident Rehabilitation Initiative and make those aware of the ongoing need for these vital services in Australia.

The crew consists of members from Sydney Motor Cycle Club, MARI Delegates, Ulysses Club, Motor Cycle Council NSW Delegates and members of the Safer Motor Cycle Routes Committee. We will be embarking on another adventure in the coming months.

Our last adventure took in the majority of Country Nsw, top half of South Australia, Northern Territory and Country Queensland before returning home. We have posted information in pictures as well as some added photos to this page as well.

To raise funds and support along the way for The Royal Flying Doctor Service. We visited Hospitals along the way to lend them our support with supplying them with information on M.A.R.I and explaining how the Initiative works. Calling in on Councils in all the regions we pass through as they lend their support as well.

   IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR

   and get behind the work the DR Wings Team are doing

If you feel that you would like to ride your motorcycle with us part of the way on one of the legs, please do not hesitate to call me and we will sort it for you and explain in detail what is required.

If you would like to make a donation or maybe you would like to support or sponsor a section of the trip

This first section completed is featured further down this page for you to view giving you an idea on what happens during a tripm and what you may see along the way.

Call Ken 0449 186 761 or leave a message including Name and Phone number and I will call you back to discuss this further.

 

  • The Central Coast to Alice Springs, Darwin, MT Isa and Back Home.

The Map Traveled by us.

The News Papers and media were very supportive throughout Australia during the trip. Without them it would not have been as successful as it was for us.

  • Day 1/ 26th April Central Coast to Albert NSW.

Local Paper is The Flat Chat News.

  • .Before
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After

531 km  6hr 25min

Just think how Big the Rabbits must be at Albert,

for them to need at trap this size to catch them?

If you are out and about call in and have a drink or a feed at The Rabbit Trap Hotel.

The management are Rod and Meryl Ramsay on 0268 9282 01

These are a great couple and with there staff they will be able to offer you a great feed

and a bed for your overnight stay with them.

We will be staying with them on our trips around. The night we land during our trip around OZ we are hoping to have a concert and a feed at the Hotel to raise more funds for the Royal Flying Doctors and MARI. If this is going to happen we will tell you in your local papers and on this web-site as information comes to hand..

  • Day 2/ 27th April Albert, Nyngan to Cobar NSW

Perry Sandhills, Mungo National Park by Don Fuchs; Destination NSW

151 km 1hr 4 min

Nyngan to Cobar 132km 1hr 24min

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Looking at staying with the team at the Great Western Hotel.

they have 30 odd Motel Style rooms and in house restaurant.

Call them on Phone:(02) 6836 2304

  • Day 3 / 28th April Cobar overnight via Wilcannia 456.1km 4hr 28min
  • Fuel then off to Broken Hill.
  • Still putting this section of the trip together. It was all sorted by in the last couple of days it has met a snag. 28th April to the 1st of May in town. It will be sorted shortly. Rickie of “Town ‘N’ Country Bicycles” seems to have things well in hand for us.

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                      Broken Hill three King Air

Calling in at the Royal Flying Doctor Base Broken Hill.to see Susan Williams

and the crew. Address: Broken Hill Airport
(PO Box 463) BROKEN HILL NSW 2880
Telephone: 08 8080 3737

At Broken Hill RFDS Base doing an interview with Channel 7 Reporter.

A photo with the Royal Flying Doctor Plain.

Glenda , Ken and the team at ABC Broken Hill studio.

 

Silverton Hotel Outback NSW

  • Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill, Menindee, Wilcannia, White Cliffs,
    Tibooburra, Silverton, Cockburn)
  • Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, Tibooburra, White Cliffs, Wilcannia, Menindee, Ivanhoe
  • Day 6/ 1st May Broken Hill to Port Augusta SA

Port Augusta BIG4 Holiday Park - Port Augusta 

Contact Numbers: 08 8642 2974

Glenda on the boarder.

  • 412 K's 4hrs 33min
  • Situated on the tip of the Spencer Gulf, Port Augusta is known as the 'Crossroads of Australia'. It is where the major inland highways from Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria converge, and offers the weary traveller a perfect stopover between vast travelling distances.
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  • Port Augusta SA town outer limits
  • Day 7/ 2nd May Port Augusta to Woomera  to Coober Pedy 582km 6hrs 1 min
  • Travel and 2 day break    
  • Hi-Tec Kept the motors running perfectly throughout the trips so far.

  • BIG4 Coober Pedy Oasis Tourist Park, Coober Pedy, South Australia
    BIG4 Coober Pedy Oasis Tourist Park, Coober Pedy, South Australia
    Mineral Pool
    Beautiful Sunsets
    Big4 Oasis Coober Pedy Tourist Park
    Big range of Cabins
    Clean undercover BBQ'S
    Underground Diggings
    Spacious gazebos a nice place to rest

     582km 6hr 1min

 

 Staying at the Coober Pedy Oasis Tourist Park  3.5 stars (Talk to Anthony on 08 8672 5169 ) Above

  • Coober Pedy Regional Times news paper Distribution (SA: ADELAIDE CENTRAL & Suburbs., Cavan, Bute, Pt. Pirie, Minlaton, Pt. Broughton, Pt. Augusta, Snowtown, Pt. Wakefield, Ceduna/Thevenard, Pt. Lincoln, Woomera, Roxby Downs, Hawker, Leigh Creek, Arkaroola, Marree, Copley, Parachilna, Lindhurst and Stations, Innamincka, Andamooka, Pimba, Glendambo, Kingoonya, Tarcoola, Cook, Prominent Hill Village, COOBER PEDY, Cadney Park and Stations, Marla, Mintabie, Oodnadatta, William Creek and Stations, All Communities: APY LANDS.
  • Day 10/ 5th May Coober Pedy to Ayres Rock via Kulgera 418km Fuel and Camping.0r 74km Erldunda.
  • Erldunda Road House at the turn off  on the Stewart Highway NT
  • The crew lined up at Erldunda for fuel.

 Stay over below at Curtin Springs Wayside Inn and Cattle Station

85 K's from Uluru Camping under the stars.

Curtin Springs Cattle Station Phone (08) 89562906

756km 9hr 4min Uluru at Sunset

Ken checking out Uluru

Turn ight here.

  • Day 13 / 8th May Ayres Rock camp out then to Alice Springs
  • Alice Springs

Alice Springs

468km 6hr 28min

  • Days 14 to 18 Road Transport Hall of Fame etc 08) 8952 7161 Business Hours
  • The team are supported on this trip by KUMHO TYRES, OZ Trail Camping Gear, Australian Roadrider Magazine, HiTec Oils, Avon Tyres, RePlay Cameras,
  • Zeus Helmets, Moto Centric Luggage and Big4 Parks Australia Wide.

  • Kurt Johannsen with Bertha just after she was restored in 2005

They have a Huge Display at 1 Norris Bell Drive Alice Springs NT 0870

Inside view of the Buntine Pavilion

So much to see.

Staying at the Transport Hall of Fame.

 

  • Art Gallery, the sights. and camping

  • Day 19 / 14th May Alice to Three Ways

533km 6hr 38min

Necessary Fuel Stop and rest break at Three Ways. Overnight Stay

  • Corner Stuart and Barkly Highways
    Tennant Creek, NT, 0860 Show Map
  • Click to show

    (08) 8962 2... (08) 8962 2744
  • The speed limit has changed in this section of the NT

 

  • Day 20 /  15th May Three Ways to Katherine via daily waters at 387km then Larrimah Overnight 171km camping and fuel WW2 Hospital Larrimah to Kathrine 105km Overnight Stay 16th May

Katherine time to have a break and cool off.

Waterfall, Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia

Edith Falls Katherine

 

  • Day 22 / Friday 17th May Katherine to Litchfield National Park, Northern TerritorySunday 18th May see the sights in the area

          

262 Km  3hrs 12min

           Tolmer Falls Pathway to the Falls 

Come and experience this wonderful region of Australia. Litchfield has so much to offer with the different variety of animals and plant life for you to checkout , not forgetting the beautiful waterhole's to have a swim in while you are there.

Northern Territory Government Logo     Viewing platform above Tolmer Falls      Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory (Logo)

Litchfield National Park is an aesthetically stunning landscape, shaped by water and time, culturally rich and steeped in history.

Come and explore the thundering falls, the walking tracks, rainforest pockets, historic sites, the intriguing magnetic termite mounds,

pandanus-lined pools and 4WD tracks. Phone 08 89760282

 

  • Monday 19th May .Visit all the water falls
  • Day 25 / Tuesday 20th May Explore the area
  • Paul.John & Ken cooling off at Buleys water hole Litchfield National Park.

Paul, Glenda & John standing in front of the Giant Termite Mounds in Litchfield National Park.

  • Darwin 4 Days Minimum days looking around and washing oil changes etc. Caravan Park

 

Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park NT.

BIG4 Howard Springs
Holiday Park

Darwin Region, Northern Territory

Freecall: 1300 831 169

Tel: 08 8983 1169
Email: reservations@big4howardsprings.com.au
Website: www.big4howardsprings.com.au

Beautiful Swimming Pool and surroundings to relax in.
Great Camp Kitchen
Very Clean amenities
Onsuite sites available
Spacious camp sites

Staying at the Big 4 Holiday Park Howard Springs.

Ken with Two members of NT Finest based at Palmerston

At Howard Springs Big 4 Caravan Park supporting DR Wings Bike Force & M.A.R.I

Darwin World War Two Gun Emplacement.

Gun emplacement Darwin Defence WW11

Ken doing an interview with Daryl on 104.1 FM Darwin.

Making a difference by getting the word out on DR Wings Team & MARI

Visiting the Aviation Heritage centre


What a top place to visit the Darwin Aviation Museum.

Phone(08) 8947 2145
557 Stuart Highway, Darwin,
NT 0832 (opposite showgrounds)

(Smirf) Ray Baker with a crock getting even at Cullen Bay Darwin NT

Crock Cove where John Smith swam with a crock.

Smithy swimming making friends with a local. Later the Croc had an upset stomach.

A Matchles 500 on display at Darwin Showground.

  • Day 30 / Sunday 25th May Darwin to Mataranka Camping? Nt
  • Smithy standing outside his tent at Mataranka

Day 31 / Monday  26th May Mataranka

In the springs at Mataranka

  • Day 32/  27th May Mataranka to Three Ways
  • Day 33/ Three Ways
  • Day 34 / 29th May Three Ways Roadhouse to Camoweal Qld 447km 5hrs

Barkly 109

Via Barkly Roadhouse & Stations old machinery on display.

Day 35 30th May Friday Camp Draft competition Camoweal

Day 36 31st Mayu Saturday Rodeo competition Camoweal

Day 37 1st June Sunday

Photo Taken looking out over MT Isa Qld

Camoweal / Cloncurry 310 k's

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Sunset at Chinaman Ck Dam Cloncurry Qld

Stay overnight

Walkabout Hotel McKinlay Qld

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Queensland, Australia.

The Walkabout Hotel Made famous by the movie Crocodile Dundee, McKinlay Qld

CNR KIRBY & WYLDE STREETS MCKINLAY

Phone: (07) 4746 8424

The Blue Heeler Hotel, KYNUNA, QLD

Phone: 07 4746 8650

HULBERT STREET KYNUNA QLD 4823

  • Day 38 / 2nd June Cloncurry / Long reach 527km 5hr 44min

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English: DH.61 Giant Moth (G-AUJB), in original Qantas hangar at Longreach, Queensland, Australia

Longreach Tourist Park

Longreach Tourist Park,

Phone: 07 4658 1781

http://www.toptouristparks.com.au/

Two Brolgas walking around in the park.

 

Helicopter View of Park Qantas Museum Outback Kangaroos
Situated on 40 acres
Across the road from the Qantas Museum
Friendly Australians to greet you at the gate
Stockmans Hall of Fame Spa Waterfall Park

Stockman's Hall of Fame 

is nearby

Beautiful surroundings to help

you unwind.

Wide isles for easy maneuvering

Phone: 07 4658 1781

The home of KINNON & CO at Longreach

This family has a bog go for the town. It turns out they are the majority of the tourist attractions in the town. Offering Cob & Co Wagon Ride with a show and morning or afternoon tea included.

Paddle Boat Cruise with movie and light show and meal.

 

This is one cool Bull and trainer.

Lachie Cossar Out Back Stockman Show Stockman Hall of Fame.

Sitting upon the belly of his horse cleaning his Horses Hooves during the show.

Doing the rest of the show upon his Bull

Some of the DR Wings crew at Starlight Lookout Track.

Enjoying the evening and the sunset.

John Smith, Paul Cracknell, Norm Farrell, Pat & Ray Baker, Ken & Glenda Lovegrove

are some of the DR Wings Team going Throuighout Australia.

  • Ken & Glenda inside the engine bay of a 747 Boeing Jumbo Jet.
  • Some of the team with the tour guide on left with CEO amongst us.
  • On the wing of a Boeing 747 at Longreach.
  • 2 Days Off
  • Day 41 / 5th June Long reach to Charleville 515km 5hr 36min

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The Royal Flying Doctors Service Charleville QLD
Address: Old Cunnamulla Road
CHARLEVILLE QLD 4470 
Telephone: 07 4654 1233

  • 1 Day Off
  • Day 43 / 7th June Charleville to ST George 389km 4hrs 25min

Nindigully Pub 44k's From ST George

Carnarvon Highway, Nindigully QLD 4497
(07) 4625 9637

  • Day 44 / 8th June Lay
  • Day 45 / 9th June to Moree 447km 5hrs 18min
  •                                                                                               Staying above

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Gwydir Carapark MOREE NSW

Newell Hwy, Moree NSW 2400
(02) 6752 2723

Moree Hot Springs. The ideal way to relax after this huge trip. NSW

Ex Papua New Guinea Defence Force

Gwydir Cara Park and Thermal Pools - Moree: Moree Kids Playground at Amaro Tavern

The plane is now situated at the

Moree, in the Kids Playground at Amaro Tavern above.

Amaroo Dr, Moree NSW 2400
(02) 6752 4911

Border News (Moree, Goondiwindi, Yetman, Warialda, Delungra, Bingara, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Bullerah, Collarenebri, Lightening Ridge, Mungindi, Boomi, Garah, Boggabilla, North Star, Gurley, Bellata, Burren Junction..)

After 45 days on the road traveling we will be looking forward to a soak in the hot springs.

  • Border News (Moree, Goondiwindi, Yetman, Warialda, Delungra, Bingara, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Bullerah, Collarenebri, Lightening Ridge, Mungindi, Boomi, Garah, Boggabilla, North Star, Gurley, Bellata, Burren Junction..)

Black Opal Advocate (Lightning Ridge)

  • 2 Days Off
  • Day 48 / 12th June Moree to Tamworth 274km 3hrs 9min
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The city of Tamworth from Oxley Lookout

Paradise Caravan Park Tamworth.

Vickie and the team pull out all stops to make sure that you have a

pleasant stay with them. 02 6766 3120

Very clean and tidy surroundings.

The park has a very modern and spacious camp kitchen area that is more like one at a top end function centre. Heaps of room for all with a large outside BBQ area as well adjoining. When worthwhile giving them a call if you are looking for somewhere to go to ground.

We will call in and check out

The Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum Tamworth NSW

On the morning we were leaving Tamworth the rains came for only the

second time during the trip in seven weeks.

And it rained and rained.

What a tremendious collection of roads we encounted along the way.

  • Tamworth City News
    Tamworths popular newspaper & Realestate Guide. ((Tamworth), newengland.) more»
  • Tamworth Times, The (Tamworth)
  • Capital News (Tamworth)
  • Country Leader (Tamworth, Glen Innes, Barraba, Inverell, Bingara, Guyra, Manilla, Narrabri, Quirindi, Moree, Walch,a Scone, Armidale)

 

  • Day 49 /  Day Off
  • Day 50 / 14th June Tamworth to Home at The Entrance. 315km 3hrs 52min

The Entrance

The Entrance, Central Coast NSW

Summary in short of the trip.

At the completion of the trip above, we had informed as many people as possible that were members of the public as well a hospital officials.Five states in just fifty days and over 12,500 K's traveled by the team. Explaining the work carried out by the DR Wings Bike Force and the MARI Australia program. Informing them on how they could get involved or donate to assist in the continuing good work done for all riders. Also during the trip people were able to donate directly to the two charities that we were supporting while on the road and that was MARI at St Vincent's as well as The Royal Flying Doctor Service Australia. This listing was up for a fixed time specified while we were on the road before it was taken down, This is how the every day hero site works. The total raised by the charities during this period we bare not privy to. Now that this section of the trip is over the public is able from now on indefinitely to donate to MARI Australia to keep this vital work on going. So just go to FUNDS section on this web-site to donate.

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

 

Address : Based on the Central Coast NSW

PO Box 8140 Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261

E-mail :    ken1drwings@gmail.com

Phone :    0449 186 761

, it was fitted with a TZ 750 Road Race Motor