1500 expected at Breakfast Torque motorcycle event at Heathcote Oval

Stunt and skills riding, safety education and $5000 in prizes are features of the Breakfast Torque motorcycling event, which will be held at Heathcote Oval on Sunday, October 27.

About 1500 people are expected to attend the annual event, which is the largest of its kind in southern Sydney and part of Motorcycle Awareness Month.

The event is an initiative of Sutherland Shire Council, the Motorcycle Council of NSW, Bayside Council, Georges River Council, Steven Walters Children's Cancer Foundation, Sydney Performance Motorcycles, NSW Police and NSW Ambulance Service.

Radio presenter Chris Smith will host proceedings, which run from 8am to 11am.

There will be live music, coffee vans and free breakfast for all riders.

Demonstrations will include 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.

Sutherland Shire mayor Carmelo Pesce said the free community event would appeal to anyone interested in motorcycles.

"The focus is on motorcycle safety, with demonstrations, safety information and great prizes to be won," he said.

"We want all motorcycle riders to arrive home safely after enjoying a ride.

"This event brings riders together where they can receive expert safety tips, browse new products and hear some valuable advice about what to do if they come across an accident."

A mini-bike show will be put on by Sutherland PCYC Minibike Club.

Thanks to donations by businesses, motorcycle related prizes valued at about $5000 will be given away.

They will include helmets, jackets, tyres, servicing and ride days, training and memberships.

Motorcycle Council of NSW Chairman Kevin "Trip" Henry said Breakfast Torque was "a great opportunity to celebrate motorcycling culture, while reminding riders about safety in a fun festival event".

More information: breakfasttorque.com or call (02) 9710 0341.