“This will hamper our ability to raise money for charities in future, but we will not stop doing this event no matter what. If we only raise $100 it’s money that wasn’t raised before.”
Jeff also claims the police harassment began during the week before the ride.
“Throughout the week, the liquor licensing division in NSW rang the venues and intimidated the publicans by telling them if they allowed us to come into their premises would come under serious scrutiny,” he says.
“They basically threatened their liquor licences.”
Jeff says they had advertised to all participants not to wear colours in Queensland, to ensure they had a compliant helmet and bike, and not to have any insignia on entering hotels.