1st Meeting of the Month – Tuesday 09/08/22

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Get fired up and head to our 1st meeting of the month, it is on tomorrow night (Tuesday 09/08/22) at the clubrooms complete with catering ! Official kick off time is 730pm, but if you arrive earlier I’m sure you’ll find the lights on and the door open. Come along for a great feed, membership & club permit renewals & catch up with mates to talk bikes. Hope to see you there. Pat

SMCC MONTHLY RIDES

Our monthly rides on the second Sunday of the month are still on, and we are looking for someone to put their hand up to do the run on August 14th. If you are thinking of having a go and need a bit of help just ask, there are quite a few members willing to help.

September 11th ride will be the COMBINED DIRT AND ROAD RIDE around Enfield State forest. Dirt ride will be organised by Mark Gross & Phil Nelson and the road ride will be from the clubrooms to meet the dirt riders for lunch. More details will be posted as they come to hand.

It has been suggested to do a POKER RUN on October 9th , so we are looking for helpers to organise and run it. Remembering that if no-one helps on these runs, they don’t happen.

November 13th we will be running the annual SPORTIES T.T. for the tiddlers and old bikes among our ranks. It’s a fun day with the opportunity to bring your smallest or oldest bike out for a run. Starting and Finishing at the club rooms. Gathering around 9.00am for a 10.00 start for about a 60 >80 klm ride around the local area returning to the club rooms for a feed and chat.

SMCC 90th BIRTHDAY RIDE REPORT

First of all, congratulations to the club and thanks all members past and present who have kept the club alive through thick and thin over our 90 years of activity in motor cycle sport. Looking through some of our recorded history we have achieved quite a lot with many members being multiple champions in various facets of motor cycle competition over the years with quite a few Australian Champions among them. But as usual with all clubs, there have been many members who may not be competition winners but who are tireless workers for the club organising the events and day to day business of running a club over so many years.

The 90th Birthday ride went off without too many hitches with around 115 riders participating over the course that was used for the first event SMCC ran in 1932 which was run as a Reliability Trial (remembering all roads would have been unsealed and most competitors would have been on 1920’s machines). Covering around 130klms with a loop through Lara, around the back of the You Yangs to Anakie, the on the Durdiwarrah for a coffee stop. Then it was onto Meredith with a return back to the clubrooms via Steiglitz and Southerlands Creek, some riders took various detours whether they were intended or not, but all back safely for a feed and a chat over some refreshments at the clubrooms.

We would like to compile an album and a photo board for the clubrooms and are asking all who attended to send in their photo memories to the club e-mail enquiries@smcc.com.au We will select some of them to compile a fitting reminder of the event for display.

Below is a Youtube clip of the day recorded by a Member, Thanks Vio – Much appreciated

CHRISTMAS BREAKUP & SPORTING T.T.

Our annual club breakup and SPORTING T.T. (Tiddler Tour) will be held on 12th December at our clubrooms @ 45 Riversdale Rd Newtown.

Meeting around 10.00am for a 10.30 ride start. We ask members and friends to come along on their smallest or oldest bike they have or can cadge for the day but any bike or car is welcome, realising it won’t be a fast ride. The ride will take approximately 1.5> 2hrs around the local area of Geelong, with a coffee stop along the way and finishing at the clubrooms for a chat, refreshments and nibbles.

We also ask for members to bring along for display any bike or projects of interest to make up a bit of a display at the rooms.

2nd Tuesday General Meeting 09-11-21

Hi everyone, our next General Meeting is on Tuesday 09-11-21, our resident chef (Bot) is preparing a culinary delight, So come along for a meal, permit and membership renewals & a catch up with mates, kick off at 7:30pm. As per VIC Government COVID vaccine regulations, please only attend if you are fully vaccinated. attendees max 30 people. Cheers. Pat

note: Not Bot on his Ducati !