A match­less ex­pe­ri­ence

AJS/Match­less Jam­pot Rally

Old Bike Australasia - - RALLY REPORTS JAMPOT - Re­port Ja­son and Donna Maloney and David de Lapp Pho­tos David de Lapp

6-8 Novem­ber, 2015 – Kelso, NSW

Af­ter rally check in on the Fri­day at the Gold Pan­ner Car­a­van Park we were taken to the Na­tional Mo­tor Rac­ing Mu­seum at Mount Panorama by coach and wel­comed to a tour and nib­bles by the staff and a for­mal wel­come by the Mayor of Bathurst, Gary Rush. Satur­day saw a beau­ti­ful morn­ing with all 64 en­trants em­bark­ing on a ride to So­fala and then on to Hill End for lunch – a 180km round trip. Through the beau­ti­ful back­drop of the sur­round­ing hills and val­leys, de­spite the age of some of the bikes and hills tra­versed it was a very suc­cess­ful ride with judg­ing be­ing done by bike en­trants at the Hill End lunch stop. For those who were not rid­ing, a coach was again avail­able to fol­low the rid­ers. Din­ner and the pre­sen­ta­tion was at the Bathurst RSL with a great meal and story of the first mo­tor cy­cle Grand Prix in 1914 and fol­low­ing years. As this was not a con­course event, judg­ing was done by en­trants, ob­vi­ously bike en­thu­si­asts who have trav­elled to ride and are there for a fun time and bike ride rather than show and shine. Sun­day saw us head­ing into the hills once again to Yetholme for a mid morn­ing snack pro­vided by the progress as­so­ci­a­tion and the grand prix cir­cuit dis­cussed at the din­ner with en­trants be­ing en­cour­aged to ride the old track, al­though it is gravel a great deal of the rid­ers took the op­por­tu­nity.

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