Thousands of motorcycles carrying toy and cash donations for The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal made their way from Stockton to the Newcastle Foreshore today.
The 34th Bikers for Kids Toy Run departed Griffith Park at 10am under NSW Police and Roads and Maritime Authority escort.
Many riders donned festive fashion and decked out their bikes in decorations and gifts.
Event organiser John Young said there was more than $45,000 in cash donations collected through bucket brigades at the start and end of the ride and from larger corporate donors, including a $27,000 cheque from Port Waratah Coal Services.
There was also about $33,000 worth of toys attached to bikes, most purchased by the riders.
The event is the country’s biggest and oldest toy run.