Rebels may ride on Canberra for their national run
THE Rebels are on the move with all indications the motorcycle club's national run is going ahead this weekend, but exactly where remains unclear.
Members from Queensland have been spotted riding in small groups in Northern New South Wales in what may be an attempt to avoid police and the state's consorting laws.
There has been the suggestion the Rebels are planning to relocate their national run from Coffs Harbour to Canberra, however Rebels members are remaining tight-lipped about their weekend destination.
It comes after New South Wales Police attempted to stop outlaw motorcycle club members from accessing accommodation in Coffs Harbour, the nominated city for the national run.
Officers from across the state are on standby to monitor travelling chapters.
News helicopters spotted Western Australia chapters riding through South Australia.
One Rebels member on the ride down south has taken to Facebook to update members on their progress and thank South Australian police for an interstate escort.
"Don't mind having the coppers escorting our rides in South Australia," Rebel member Bucket Chris wrote.
"Green lights all the way, intersections blocked so we don't have to stop for any traffic and country road speeds up to 160kmh. Plus our bikes are guarded when we stop for a drink. Thanks SAPOL."
Rebels Brisbane chapter president 'Little' Mick Kosenko said Coffs Harbour was chosen as the location for the national run because it was almost halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.
"We are always travelling through Coffs, it was chosen for the national run because it was central and we have never been in trouble in the town," Mick said.
He said around 1,500 members are expected to attend the national run.
Last year the Rebels rode on Perth for their annual general meeting.