Andrew Barret ice speedway racing in Finland, he’s the one in the green & gold beanie.
Tuesday 27th February at 7.30pm.
Great to see a good number of members at our last meeting reporting on all activities and enjoying the monthly BBQ and chat. So, if you are free please come along and let us know what you or your group of riders have been up to or what is planned in the future.
Anyone is free to organise rides to points of interest, events or just a ride for the enjoyment. If you wish to let us know we will post it on the website for our members information. It doesn’t take much to do and can be a lot of fun to have input into your club. Remember this is a members based club, so if the members do nothing, nothing much happens.
We will be having a ride down to the Torquay Motor Show on the Torquay foreshore on 11/02/2018. We will meet at the club rooms at about 9.00am and leave at 9.30.
The plan is to have a ride for about an hour finishing up at the show which is a community fund raiser put on by the Torquay Rotary Club.
We have done this ride a few times in the past and there is always plenty of interesting vehicles & bikes to admire, so if you are free come along, and remember we only ride as fast as the slowest bike or rider, All ages or sizes of bikes welcome, red plate or not.
The SMCC meeting on 13-02-18 at our clubooms at 45 Riversdale Rd Newtown will kick off with a BBQ start at 6.30pm. Come along for a friendly chat prior to the meeting and find out what’s happening in your club in regard to up coming events and any news or reports of what we have been involved in. If it proves to be successful it may become a regular thing before the 1st meeting of each month.
We are also open to any ideas or suggestions about the future direction you would like to see the club take.
This is a fundraising ride for the Peace of Mind Foundation on 21/01/2018 and we have been invited to participate and support this cause. All information can be found on their website http://www.peaceofmindfoundation.org.au or contacting Bec on 0411-382457 if you are able to attend. We received this info prior to the last cub meeting but missed discussing on the night.
There are a few upcoming events some of our members will be attending and competing in over the next couple of months. Extra info about each event can be found by searching Google for the details if you are interested in attending.
Mac Park Mt Gambier 30>31-12-2017. Sa Historic road race championships.
Island Classic 26>28-01-2018 Phillip Island. One of the major classic events of the year, held over the Australia Day Weekend.
Torquay Motor Show 11-02-2018. A Rotary Club community fundraiser on the foreshore. We will be having a Red Plate ride to this event starting from the clubrooms.
On Sunday the 15th September we held our inaugural Biker’s Breakfast. We wanted to have a fundraiser and bring together guys from all walks of motorcycle life, whether it be old bikes, new bikes, Harleys or Jap bikes, race bikes or restored showpieces. The aim was purely to get together and network. Our long term vision is to have this as an annual event, with the proceeds going towards someone needy within the local precinct.
On this day we were very lucky in regards to the weather, as it was the first warm riding day the year. We initially were catering for 50 bikers, but as the event drew closer we realised our numbers were swelling and on the day we had approximately 200 people attending the event, this totally exceeded our expectations. During the course of the morning we spoke to people from as far away as Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Melton, Caulfield, Geelong and Ballarat.
The charity of the day was my son’s science forum that he wanted to attend, 50% of the fee to attend this forum had to be fundraised by the recipient, and Rotary contributed the other 50%. This was a big task for us, as we had to raise about $1500. We were hoping to raise about $600 from the event, but ended up raising the full $1500 (nearly to the dollar). This was achieved by selling bacon & egg sandwiches, sausages, a limited amount of cakes, soft drinks, tea & coffee, as well as holding a raffle. The generosity of some of the attendees in regards to the raffle was astonishing, as we feel a considerable margin of the proceeds came from the raffle. The coffee van didn’t charge a fee to hire his services, he donated 50c per cup of coffee to the cause, which was muchly appreciated.
A big thank you to all the Sporting Motorcycles guys who came along, hopefully we will see more next year.
Tom and Andrew Boardman