Christian motorcycle winter blanket run

An entourage of more than 80 members of the Longrider’s Christian Motorcycle Club fired up their machines this month to spread some warmth.

The riders trekked in from across the state, including the Barossa and Gawler, to participate in the Winterblues Blanket Run which kicked off in the Adelaide Hills.

The event was organised by the club to support the vital work Lutheran Community Care provides with emergency relief and homelessness.

PASTOR POWER: Lutheran pastors David Kuss, Geoff Havelberg and Adrian Kitson, Nuriootpa.

PASTOR POWER: Lutheran pastors David Kuss, Geoff Havelberg and Adrian Kitson, Nuriootpa.

A vehicle loaded with blankets, coats, non-perishable goods and toiletries was generously donated by riders and members of the public to support families doing it tough this winter.

Event organiser Shaun McGrath said he was humbled with the number of bikers that turned up despite the bleak weather forecast.

“The road prayer worked,” Mr McGrath said.

“Amazingly, the day turned out to be quite sunny despite a couple of minor showers along the way.”

The event took riders through Woodside, Tanunda and Angaston with the final stop at Salisbury.

Lutheran Community Care Director Helen Lockwood shared how grateful she was for the generosity of all those involved.

“We were getting very short on blankets this winter,” she explained.

“This (donation) will go a long way to help the many struggling families out there.”

“We are very appreciative of over $1000 raised on the day along with the van load of blankets for this very worthy cause,” she added.

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