Thanks to Jim (V Pres) for organising the ride to the Moto Bean Cafe at Malmsbury which was enjoyed by the 19 riders who attended. A bit cool when we left the clubrooms, but a hot coffee at Ballan and all was good. Then on through Trentham on our way to the cafe. A couple of riders went different ways but all arrived safely to enjoy the good food on offer. After lunch we went our different ways on the ride home. In all a good day’s ride  was had by all. It was nice to see a few new members and some different faces come along and enjoy the friendship our club has to offer.


How quick it comes around again to our monthly ride on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

In June we have Jim (Vice President) who has stepped up and organised a ride to the “Moto Bean Cafe” at Malmsbury, meeting at our clubrooms at 9.00am for a 9.30 departure.

So if you are free and feel like a good ride, come along and support Jim and the club in general. Remember these rides are organised by members for members.

Hope to see you there.

PS. Looking for someone to put their hand up to organise the July ride.


With it being Mothers Day and the weather looking slightly threatening we were not sure how many would front for the ride, however we finished up with 8 riders on the day with a mixture of older and modern bikes.

We headed out through Ceres, Pollocksford, Bannockburn, Russells Bridge, Maude then on to Anakie to the “Old Workshop” for a morning coffee and cake or scones. Nice to have a warm up by the wood heater, fantastic coffee and brilliant service by the friendly staff. Would thoroughly recommend it as a stop over on another ride.

Returned home in time for Mothers Day lunch, a short ride but very enjoyable.


Yeah I know it,s Mother’s Day, but we are having a morning ride for anyone who is interested in one.

Leaving our clubrooms in Riversdale Rd at 9.30am for about an hours ride, finishing at “The Old Workshop” cafe at Anakie for a coffee & snack, then back home by lunchtime.

All welcome, red plate or not, bike or car, feel free to join in.

Hope to see some of you there. Mal.



The general meeting on Tuesday 8th May, being the first meeting of the month, will again kick off with a free BBQ starting from 6.30pm for a get together and chat prior to the general meeting which will be starting around 8.00pm. See you there.


We would like to establish regular rides/drives for the Sporting MCC, using the second Sundays of the month for starters, but it could be on any day or even weekdays for the retired ones among us. We are calling for volunteers to help organise them. The rides could be anything from a simple local ride for breakfast, morning coffee or lunch to full day rides to any venue or event you may be interested in or even shed visits to our members with something interesting to show. Not much is involved to set up a ride, simply forward me the details and I can post them on the web.

It would be nice to have a mix of rides of different lengths and speeds and surfaces to suit the different types of vehicles we have in the club, from older red plates to more modern red plates to even newer bikes or cars on full rego. I would suggest maybe starting each ride from our clubrooms but this may depend on individual circumstances.

Remember this is your club and part of the conditions of being a member is to help at a couple of events per year, so this is the perfect way to do so and it takes very little time and effort to be involved. If you would like to help  or organise something all you need to do is send  me the details at  and I will post them on this site, or if you want more details or help I can be contacted on 0455-505148.

I am still happy to organise the ones I do now like the Giro Geelong & the Torquay T T but I feel we need a few more helpers because I can’t do it all.

Thanks in advance Mal Loone



Great ride for the Sporting and Classic club members who attended, a bit windy but worth the effort to see the best of the Classic road race bikes and riders from most states of Australia compete for the Victorian Classic Road Race Championship Titles. We went up the freeway, and returned home via Broadford, Kilmore, Wallan, Riddells Creek, Gisborne and Bacchus Marsh. There were a few Sporting members competing with mixed results and a few machine problems but all in the fun of racing Classic Bikes and all their foibles. It would be nice to see a few more members attend our rides and help fly the Sporting Club flag at these sorts of events. Hope to see you on the next ride.

Mal Loone.