Can you tame the bullish beast?
RIDE ’em cowboy – or cowgirl.
It’s time to dust off your chaps and boots and pull out your cowboy hat because the mechanical bull is back.
One hundred people have already put their names down to try to tame the beast at Banjo’s Bar and Bistro on Saturday night.
Banjo’s owner Joanne Cutler said the bull was “just something we like to do for the locals”.
“It gives them a bit of fun and entertainment,” she said.
Ms Cutler said this would be the bull’s third appearance at Banjo’s over the past three years and it always drew a huge crowd.
“It’s fun to ride and it’s fun to watch people ride it,” she laughed. “And we always encourage cowboy dress – it’s more fun and makes it a better atmosphere.”
Ms Cutler said the community always embraced the spirit of the evening.
Between 6pm and 7pm children will be able to have a go before things kick up a notch or two for the adults from 710pm.
“We have (cash) prizes for the longest ride for the kids and adults,” Ms Cutler said.
Despite the large number of people already booked in for a ride, and more expected to sign up on the night, Ms Cutler said it always flowed smoothly and everyone usually had several turns on the bull.
“Some people aren’t on the bull for long,” she laughed, though some riders often surprised. “They look like they’ve been riding professionally,” she said.
Bookings aren’t necessary to ride the bull. Ms Cutler said everyone could just turn up on the night.
WILD RIDE: A young cowboy takes on the Banjo’s bucking bull.