The Patch

Brief information on how it all started and intentions of the Cruiser Club.

The idea to have a ride with Cruisers only began from a group of cruiser riders going on a three day trip in March 2005 to the Ulysses AGM in Canberra. The group who went, were called the “Six pack”, which consisted of Steve Ellis (Chainsaw), Derek Carter (Del-boy), Roy Collins (Magoo) John Hardaker (Little John),Mick Meyers (Woody) and Anton Brown who took Keith Mitchell’s spot (Mitch) as Mitch was unable to make it due to personal commitments.

Derek, Steve & Roy, got together after the Canberra trip and discussed having Saturday Cruiser only rides. This took place in May 2005 and only four bikes took part on the first ride. The original three then came up with the name Gold Coast Cruiser Club and Pauline Collins designed the logo and Keith Mitchell (Mitch) designed and set up the website.

From the very start it was decided to have a club in name only, with no committee or finances; just a social group, who ride every fortnight, on a Saturday. See the “Ride Calendar” on our Web Page for dates.

The concept works well, with several older members in charge, and where every one can have an input. The intentions are to have no political agendas, controversy or bickering, that normally haunts a formal club.

Past member Bob Collins (Hand-Job-Bob. Not what you think!!) and several current members co-ordinate and contribute to the e-mailing of members, and the group encourages socialising and suggestion of ideas from within.

A 12 month ride calendar is composed and displayed in the website, which anyone can visit, to see the latest announcements, photos of rides and social occasions, and other links.


Gold Coast Bulletin Article – 22 November 2011 (about the Patch)