Club spokesperson Kristian Steenstrup says this is the third year for the Beyond Blue charity day, having raised $7200 and $8000 respectively.
“This year, as well as the funds we raise, BMWCQ Club Captain Dave Ross will donate what he raised on his trip to Everest Base Camp ($10,000), so the goal this year will be closer to $20,000,” he says.
“Beyond Blue was chosen as our principal charity because a couple of members have struggled with the Black Dog of depression and can see a benefit in the camaraderie of driving cars and the benefits of a support network,” he says.
The event is billed as “a chance to ride your bike the way it was intended”.
However, it is not a track day and speeds are regulated “at a slightly more spirited pace than you can on public roads”.
The event starts at 7.45am with breakfast, followed by the tracks session from 8.30am and ending at 9.15.