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Wollongong’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Triples!

DGR Wollongong

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Wollongong has more than tripled its inaugural total. Fundraising closed on October 31 and the official figure raised is $65,215, compared to $20,568 in 2017.

Organiser Jane Sim with husband Tim. Image: Sylvia Liber for The Illawarra Mercury

On September 30, scores of dapper ladies and gents donned their finest attire aboard classic and vintage motorcycles. The annual event raises funds to support research into prostate cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention programs via the Movember Foundation.

Organiser Jane Sim from City Coast Motorcycles says the result is testament to the way the motorcycling community will band together for an important cause.

“In the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, we ride with a purpose. We want to help stop men dying too young.

“We had 227 registrations. 648 rides were held around the world and Wollongong ranked in the top 20.

“Caps off to participant Phill Critcher who raised over $12,300 and placed 15th globally,” said Jane.

DGR Wollongong top fundraisers Ken Smith and Phill Critcher

The Wollongong ride also places the Illawarra on the map as a fantastic motorcycling destination.

“It’s not hard to find beautiful scenery, but I also try to come up with a new route every year so that the participants have a different experience each time.

“It delivers the ride to new spectators and spreads the message, further. We were honoured to feature in the global wrap-up video once again,” said Jane.

View 2018 Global Wrap-up Video

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Wollongong
Image by Keogh’s Vision Photography

City Coast Motorcycles would like to thank the following individuals, community groups and businesses that assisted with planning, sponsorship and publicity:

Triumph Motorcycles
Zenith watches
Merlin Bike Gear
Coal Coast Emporium
Towradgi Beach Hotel
Illawarra Café Racers
Illawarra Classic Motorcycle Club
Wollongong City Council
Destination Wollongong
Wollongong Local Area Command
The Illawarra Mercury
96.5 Wave FM
Coal Coast Magazine
Keogh’s Vision Photography
Sarah’s Coffee Van

Aaron Huisman

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Join us at our WAYNE Special Event Q&A Screening

Wayne Special Event Q&A Screening
City Coast Motorcycles is proud to host the “WAYNE” Special Event Q&A Screening at 6.30pm on Tuesday August 7 at Event Cinemas, Wollongong

WAYNE is the near improbable true story of the ‘larrikin kid’ from Wollongong, Wayne Gardner. With girlfriend Donna Forbes never far from his side, Wayne’s remarkable journey takes him from a 5-dollar dirt bike to the pinnacle of his sport. In 1987 Wayne becomes the first Australian to win the World Motorcycle Grand Prix, and with it, the hearts of all Australians.

This thrilling documentary has been directed by Jeremy Sims and was inspired by Nick Hartgerink’s biography, The Wayne Gardner Story. Featuring interviews with legends from the sport’s ‘golden age’ including Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz, WAYNE is an amusing, inspiring and, at times, wild cinematic ride through the life of a true Aussie legend.

WAYNE will release in cinemas nationally on 6th September 2018. See #WayneFilm early at our Wollongong Q&A special event screening with the legend himself, Wayne Gardner in attendance. Book your tickets now!

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City Coast Motorcycles Top Ten 2017

Counting down our Top Ten favourite moments of 2017. City Coast Motorcycles has had an exciting year, keeping active at the heart of the motorcycling community. We’ve staged events – large and small – many for charity – and we’re proud of them all! Follow us in 2018 – the best is yet to come…

DOING FMX FOR THE KIDS!

City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam


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The City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam was back for its third year at i98fm Illawarra Convoy on November 19. Thousands massed to watch many of Australia’s biggest names in FMX throw down at the region’s biggest charity gig.

Just a day before the world class fmx stage was under rainwater, but Peter Yates and the Yatcon Civil crew pulled out all the stops to make sure the event went ahead for the kids.

Our resident FMX fanatic Justin “Bushy” Bush mastered the mic while the riders owned the arena. The talent list was on point with Robbie Maddison, Chucky Norris, Luke McNeill, Tom Robinson, Cory Bozzola, Alex Bucholtz, James Martin, Jake Bowen, Dylon Mcdonald, Scott Perry, Ben Richards, Tom Richards, Codie Rooney, Will Schwarz and Oliver Hutchinson.

Fans lined up to receive a personally signed copy of Maddo’s children’s book. There were Skullcandy giveaways, mini-bike races, a best whip comp and monster FMX moves. The energy in the crowd was electric, photographers took position and the riders delivered.

Robbie Madison returned for his second year to the City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam.
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam
City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam

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A day like this cannot happen without a huge team effort. City Coast Motorcycles would like to thank the performers, Pete and Shez Yates of Yatcon Civil, M J Rowles, Zach Hofer, Norm Rees, Brown’s Graffix, Skullcandy Australia, Yamaha Motor Australia, Fish Fingered, CMG Audio, Headstrong Films, Freerider MX Magazine, i98fm and the Illawarra Community Foundation.

City Coast Motorcycles also had its first Illawarra Convoy lead bike team and truck, raising a combined total of $18,842. Read our windup and view images HERE.

Make Memories with Us and i98fm Illawarra Convoy

Imagine riding this sidecar in Illawarra Convoy
Image by Keogh’s Vision Photography

Imagine being front and centre in this sidecar!

The countdown is on to i98fm Illawarra Convoy on Sunday November 19. For our third year, we are excited to present the City Coast Motorcycles Yatcon Civil FMX Jam which boasts the biggest lineup of freestyle motocross riders in the nation. You can read more about that HERE.

The Kembla & City Coast Motorcyles Lead Bike TeamIn 2017, we joined forces with David Drain from Kembla Heights Bowling and Recreation Club to form the Mt Kembla & City Coast Motorcycles Lead Bike Team. Together, we have organised fundraisers like the Convoy Fall Ball, Convoy Demo Day & Classic Show N Shine and Convoy Bowls Off. Every dollar from these events goes to the Illawarra Community Foundation which is the wheels behind our beloved Convoy. We have been humbled watching the work of the Foundation, such I98fm Illawarra Convoyas assisting with the redevelopment of the Children’s Ward at Wollongong Public Hospital.

We are calling on corporate sponsors to contribute to our lead bike bid. Any donation is greatly appreciated. The highest corporate sponsor will win a memorable Convoy ride in the pictured Ural Retro side car, captained by Greg Oshea. The second and third top corporate sponsors will also receive a spot in the Mt Kembla City Coast Motorcycles Lead Bike Team on the day.

Please email your sponsorship offer to jane@citycoastmotorcycles.com.auAll donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Should you require a tax invoice one will be distributed by The Illawarra Community Foundation.

Thank you, Illawarra for your support ♥