Village sparkles with tricked-up rides

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Entrants Shirley McKenna, Sue Cooling, Myra Hanson and Gary Gardiner are all proud of their rides.
Camera IconEntrants Shirley McKenna, Sue Cooling, Myra Hanson and Gary Gardiner are all proud of their rides. Credit: Callum Hunter / South Western Times

The central round-a-bout of the Bethanie Fields lifestyle village was carved up on Tuesday by residents cruising the strip in, and on, self-pimped vehicles.

Vehicles included modified bicycles, tricycles, gophers and walking trollies, all of which drew thunderous applause from entertained onlookers.

“It gives us an opportunity to give people the opportunity to engage in a bit of light hearted fun,” village manager Bernadette Durrell said.

“It’s something that brings our community together.”

Dardanup shire president Mick Bennett was on hand to judge the creations, with prizes awarded to first, second and third.

“I was surprised at how many people had gone to so much trouble to get their gophers and bikes dressed up” he said.

“It was quite a fun thing.”

Gary Gardiner kitted out his bike in the classic Aussie green and gold colours and brandished his handlebars and bag rack with stuffed toy wombats and koalas, one of which was more than 50 years old.

“It’s good to take part and see the oldies decorate their machines,” he said.

“It took my wife and I about two hours yesterday to do this, but it won’t stay this way.”

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