The motorcycle and its festive trailer were among nearly 200 steel horses that hitthe road for the 40th annual Bikers’ Rights of New Zealand (Bronz) Otago Toy Run this year.
The convoy set off from Carey’s Bay before regrouping at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The motorcyclists then headed along Portsmouth Dr to finish at the Andersons Bay Inlet carpark.
Each biker brought a soft toy, board game or small gift that will be donated to families in need around Dunedin.
The gifts go to the Balmacewen Lions Club, who then sort and distribute them to various social services and charities.
Motorcyclist Sharon Mackie said her family made the trailer the morning of the toy run.
"We had the trailer, we just felt creative," she said.
Inspired by their grandfather’s original concept, some DIY and a few finishing touches was it all it took to get the sleigh ready in time for the event.
The Mackie family had opted for movie vouchers as their choice of gift this year.
Mrs Mackie said the toy run always had a good atmosphere and was a good cause to get behind.
"Bikers are always generous."
He said motorcycle clubs from around the South Island had attended the event.
However Mr Russell said the event was hardly about the bikers.
"It’s not about us, it’s about what we donate to the kids — it’s all about them."
"You know some kids are going to get something they don’t normally get and that’s what it’s all about."
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