Spreading toy joy this Christmas

FESTIVE: Whyalla Organised Rides members Emily Rawlings, Glen Wilkinson, Darryl Risborg and Brett Johnson are looking forward to the ride.
FESTIVE: Whyalla Organised Rides members Emily Rawlings, Glen Wilkinson, Darryl Risborg and Brett Johnson are looking forward to the ride.

Whyalla Organised Rides (WOR) will be bringing the spirit of Christmas to your doorstop when they embark on their second annual Christmas Street Ride on Saturday.

The first ride was held after last year's Christmas Pageant was cancelled due to rain, and the event was so successful that WOR have brought it back for a second year.

The group will be meeting at McDonalds carpark at 5pm, with anyone with a motorcycle or car, Christmas decorations and lollies encouraged to join in.

The ride will kick off at 5:30, beginning at Ekblom Street, going up to Billing Street and returning to Ekblom, passing out lollies to any children out on the sidewalk on the way.

WOR Member Randall Hickey said the run was an opportunity for families who missed out on Christmas Pageant to celebrate the spirit with WOR and potentially donate a toy to a child in need.

"It's more inclusive for everyone in Whyalla, helping share that Christmas spirit," he said.

"We'll have a ute following the group that people can put toys in if they want, otherwise they can just come out to give us a wave and pick up a lolly.

"It's not a massive fundraising drive we're just sharing the love."

Fellow WOR Member Emily Rawlings said the motorcycles were always popular with children.

"The kids love seeing the bikes coming down the street because there's so many of them. It was raining last year and there were still kids out the front joining in," she said.

This map shows the route Whyalla Organised Rides will take during the Toy Run.

This map shows the route Whyalla Organised Rides will take during the Toy Run.

A full list of the streets the WOR will be visting is listed down below.

  • Ekblom St
  • Carteldge Ave
  • Eyre Ave
  • Kloeden St
  • McDouall Stuart Ave
  • Sterling Dr
  • Carteledge Ave
  • Noble St
  • Flinders Ave
  • Jenkins Ave
  • Risby Ave
  • Robinson St
  • Bastiyan Cres
  • Knight St
  • George Ave
  • Viscount Slim Ave
  • Hincks Ave
  • JAckson Ave
  • Gowrie Ave
  • Lacey St
  • Nood Tce
  • Barson St
  • Newton St
  • Frick St
  • Playford Ave
  • Billing St
  • Penglabe St
  • Norrie Ave
  • Mills St
  • Racecourse Rd