Heathcote Oval the new home for Breakfast Torque

Torque of the town: Motorcycle riders from across Sydney will meet at Heathcote Oval on October 30 for the annual Breakfast Torque. Picture: John Veage

Torque of the town: Motorcycle riders from across Sydney will meet at Heathcote Oval on October 30 for the annual Breakfast Torque. Picture: John Veage

Southern Sydney’s biggest motorcycle safety event, Breakfast Torque will be held at Heathcote Oval on Sunday 30 October 2016.

Hosted by Chris Smith from 2GB and Simon Bouda from Channel 9 who are both motorcyclists, the day will include demonstrations, live music, guest speakers and a free BBQ Breakfast from 8 to 9am for riders.

Breakfast Torque aims to provide effective information and education, sharing of resources, and build a sense of motorcycle safety into the motorcycling community.

The main purpose is to foster a culture of safety for motorcyclists, by motorcyclists

New to the event this year will be a simulated road scene to raise awareness of the blind spots for large vehicles.

A semi trailer surrounded by motorcycles will be set up and motorcyclists will be able to sit in the driver’s seat and see how difficult it can be to see other vehicles in blind spots.

There will be a riding skills display as well as a simulated crash scene and response demonstration to be performed by a stunt rider.

Participants will be able to get expert safety advice and tips and see new products to browse and buy.

Prizes will be drawn throughout the morning.

Shire band Reload will provide live music and there will be a coffee van and other food available.

Breakfast Torque is presented by Sutherland Shire and Bayside Councils and the Motorcycle Council of NSW.

Riders will also be encouraged to give a gold coin donation to the charity partner, Steven Walter Children's Cancer Foundation.

Sutherland Shire Mayor, Carmelo Pesce encouraged anyone interested in riding or motorcycles to attend the Breakfast Torque.

“There’s nothing better than exploring on a motorcycle, and as the shire is the gateway to the south coast and Royal National Park, why not stop in for a free brekkie on your way?,” Councillor Pesce said.

For more information on Breakfast Torque, visit www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au or the Breakfast Torque Facebook page.

Breakfast Torque will be at Heathcote Oval, Wilson Parade Heathcote on Sunday, October 30, 8am to 11am.

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