LATEST NEWS : All official club runs now cancelled

25 Mar

Obviously, we can’t stop anyone riding their bikes at this point, but as far as official club rides are concerned, they’ve all been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. If you really want to ride your bike, riders should be aware of the dangers, follow social distancing guidelines and self-cater.

COVID-19 virus and club activities

23 Mar

With continuing updates to Federal and State Government announcements regarding the COVID-19 virus changing from day to day, it’s worth giving our members an update as to the state of play regarding club activities:

  • ALL club meetings have been cancelled until further notice. This includes Committee meetings, General and FOM 2020 meetings. Recently, the West Croydon & Kilkenny RSL club have closed their doors, so NO activities are allowed on their premises.
  • The 2 Day Classic Burra weekend on the 18/19th April, although not yet cancelled, is in serious danger of being derailed. All enquiries should be directed to Martin Blindell on 0413 058 600 or email on the2ofus@adam.com.au.
  • Weekend and Midweek rides, although not yet cancelled, members should be aware of the situation. It’s now likely that coffee shops, bakeries and other food outlets will be closed. Members should be aware that government social-distancing guidelines apply and riders should be asking themselves whether they really should be attending these rides given the risks involved. Obviously, the club cannot stop groups of riders congregating and arranging to go out for a ride together, particularly as there is very little else on offer in the form of entertainment.

Please be aware that we are in an unprecedented situation and that the rules will change from day to day. We hope to keep you informed of any changes, as they occur.

Two day Burra Classic, April 18/19th

18 Mar

I have been advised by Martin Blindell that the Two Day Burra Classic, scheduled for April 18/19th will indeed go ahead. Martin has assured me that there is still vacant accommodation available.

All details for the event can be provided my Martin on 0413 058 600 or by email:  the2ofus@adam.com.au

Lions Bike Show, Sunday 3rd November

4 Nov

The club decided to stage a display at the 3rd Lions Bike Show on Sunday. We met at the usual spot in Hazelwood Park and attracted about a dozen riders. I decided the quickest route would be up Mt Lofty and onto the Freeway exiting at Stirling, through Mylor, Echunga and then onto Macclesfield Oval.

There we met up with Wayne Williams who transported the club gazebo and some chairs. We set up in the same spot where we have for the past 3 years at the southern end of the oval.

Several other club members joined us as the morning progressed until we had about 20 bikes in total. I’m guessing these numbers, as I didn’t make an effort to count them. I also didn’t take many photos of our own display, as I was too busy inspecting the hundreds of bikes which turned up for the show.

The weather was warm and sunny and we didn’t see any of the expected showers which the forecast had promised. Other clubs present included the BSA Owners, The Vintage & Veteran, Triumph Riders, Vintage Japanese and the BMW Owners. The show has gone from strength to strength since it’s inception and the organisers did another great job. Well done to Fred Horvath and his crew for putting on an excellent show and well done to all our members for making the effort to bring their bikes out for the day.

26 Jun

Please note that although online registrations are closed for this Saturday’s event, we will still accept walk-up entrants on the day. Please assemble at Harts Mill Wharf, Mundy St, Port Adelaide from 8:30am for a 10:30am start.

Catering can still be provided at Birdwood Mill (courtesy of the Birdwood CFS) if you get down to Harts Mill and register on the day.