Hoping everyone has a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. January being the peak of the holidays we have NOT got a ride organised on the 2nd Sunday, however we will meeting at the clubrooms on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings to do membership and permit renewals as usual.
Rides will resume on the 2nd Sunday in February meeting at the clubrooms at 9.00am for the usual 9.30 start. hope to see you there. Mal
For the last event of the year on Saturday 8th December we are having a ride/drive , show & shine and BBQ. There will be 2 rides starting from the clubrooms around 1.30pm, one suitable for the older and maybe slower bikes or riders for about 1>1.5hrs and another for a similar time but more suited to those who like to go a bit faster or further. I will lead one ride and our new El Presidento Jim will lead the other. I refer to these as rides but of course any of our members with interesting cars are welcome to come along, or if you don’t want to ride on the day, there will be a bit of a show & shine with vehicles on display at the clubrooms from about 3.00pm onwards followed by a BBQ and refreshments. Hope to see you all there. Mal
We were greeted on the morning by sunshine and the ideal temperature for a ride/drive.
Around 35 riders and a couple of cars joined in for a ride through the Barrabool hills to Moriac for morning tea at Ravens Creek Berry Farm, then onto Whites Beach at Torquay for a BBQ lunch. Thanks to all the members and their partners who helped out on the day with marshalling and lunch preparations, everything seemed to run smoothly and by the smiles on everyones faces I think it was a successful day all round. See you in December for the last ride of the year and Xmas breakup on 8th Dec. Mal
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.