Well it’s coming up soon, so get those bikes dusted off and out from under the covers for the annual Torquay Tiddler Tour. The rules are simple, just ride the smallest or oldest bike you have available for a bit of fun on the day. We will be meeting at the clubrooms at 9.00am for a 9.30 departure as per usual. There will be a back up trailer and we will be putting on a BBQ lunch on the foreshore at Torquay. It won’t be a fast or long ride, but hopefully it will be a good one. Hope to see you there. Mal
The annual general meeting of the SMCC will be held on 13/11/2018 at our clubrooms at 45 Riversdale Rd Newtown. This being the 1st meeting for the month there will be a BBQ meal provided from about 6.30 prior to the meeting around 7.30pm
All positions are declared vacant and open for election of any SMCC members who have been, or are nominated on the night.
We are always looking for some new faces to take on some of the roles to keep YOUR club active and growing, so don’t be afraid to put your hand up to help, even if you are not sure exactly what is involved there will always be someone there to help when required.
There are quite a few members in current positions who have been doing it for a while and are keen to hand over the reins to some fresh blood who maybe could come up with some new and refreshing ideas or just carry on the excellent work of these devoted members have been doing.
Hope to see you there. Mal
OCTOBER is the month to drag out your European or British bike, dust it off, polish it up and come along to the GIRO GEELONG. We will be meeting at the clubrooms at 9.00am for a 9.30am departure to complete our lap of GEELONG ending up in the historically ethnic area of GEELONG WEST for a morning tea, coffee and chat at PAKO RAW. The ride should take about 1>1.5 hrs and all are welcome to come along even if you don’t have a European bike, but if you do, please bring it for a bit of a display. Hope to see you there. Mal
About 25 riders gathered at the clubrooms for the Giro Geelong ride, 18 of whom were on European or British bikes which was very pleasing. There were also a few ring ins of other brands but that was also good to see our members who don’t have the above bikes turn up for the ride. We covered about 100 klm before finishing for a coffee at Pako Rawe. Unfortunately we lost half the field of riders during the ride due to corner markers leaving before the tail rider came along, but a quick phone call and we met up at the finish, all good but a few extra klms for some.
What a well organised ride was put on by the Gross/Bryant/Johnston families. We left the clubrooms at 9.30 headed via Ceres, Pollocksford to Inverleigh where we were treated to a sumptuous home made morning tea of scones and muffins washed down with a hot drink, all provided by the organisers. Then on the road again to Teasdale, Lethbridge and onto Maude where we were treated to a great BBQ lunch followed by more home made cakes and slices. After lunch when all thank you’s were done, we all made our own way home. A good day was had by all.
It was a very windy but dry ride with 25 club members and friends attending, there were also a couple of prospective new members who came along to see what we do and how we do it. We had the back up trailer on hand, thanks for towing it Jay, but it was not needed for any recoveries.
This ride is being organised by Ross Johnston and Mark Gross and their families and I am sure it will be a well organised and great day out, so please come along and support your club and members for their effort in setting it up. The ride/drive is open to all members and friends be they red plate or not. There will be a support trailer for use if required.
Meeting at the clubrooms at 9.00am for a 9.30 departure, heading for morning coffee at Inverleigh then onto Bungil’s Lookout at Maude via Teasdale and Lethbridge for a BBQ lunch (donations to cover some of the costs will be accepted). The park has a rotunda, BBQ, fire pit and kid’s playground all with great views . Ride home will be at your leisure, suggest via Bannockburn or Russell’s Bridge to avoid major roads. Hope to see you there.
The September 9/09/2018 ride will be organised and hosted by Ross Johnston and Mark Gross who always put in a lot of effort and with the support of their families I’m sure it will be a good event. Full details here soon.
The October 14/10/2018 ride will be the GIRO GEELONG, aimed mainly at European and English bikes, but all are welcome to come along. Again details will be posted soon.
The November 11/11/2018 ride will be the TORQUAY T.T. (Tiddler Tour). Details posted soon.
Looking for any club member or members to put their hand up and organise something. Doesn’t matter what or where, it’s up to you but there will be a ride/drive of some sort on that day. For all the members of the club who have cars (more than 120) on Red plates, these outings are also for you, so please feel free to come along and be involved or take the initiative and organise an outing. Just let me know any details and I will post them on this site. Meeting at our clubrooms about 9.00am for a 9.30am start. All welcome. Mal Loone.
UPDATE FOR SUNDAYS RIDE
Weather permitting Sunday’s ride/drive will be to the corner shop at Deans Marsh. Leaving the clubrooms at 9.30am as usual. Hope to see you there.
SUNDAY 12TH RIDE REPORT
Only 7 starters for the ride to Deans Marsh, a small but friendly group enjoyed a dry but cool windy ride via Ceres, Wurdee Buloc, Winchelsea and Birregurra on to the corner shop at Deans Marsh. Always a good coffee and snack and chat, bumped into a couple of other club members who were there for a ride also. Returned to Geelong for a late lunch, no better way to spend a Sunday morning.