I attended the Gunning Historic Motor Club’s inaugural Tiddlers Rally for bikes under 250 cc. Gunning is located on the Old Hume Highway between Goulburn and Yass. Around 45 bikes and riders participated. Bikes ranged from a 1965 Honda Cub to John Somerville’s Bultaco Metralla.
The rally began at the Gunning Showground at 10 am and concluded at 1 pm. We covered approximately 70 km on very quiet back roads around Gunning, this was a delight for the slow moving tiddlers. The GHMC members provided a sumptuous morning tea stop at Breadalbane consisting of freshly cooked pikelets with jam and cream, tea and coffee. The return trip to Gunning Showground provided some interesting riding on car-free roads that had lots of twisty corners and fast runs of 60-80 m/h. Riders were treated to a BBQ lunch with salads and dessert which was followed by the trophy presentation. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and the GHMC announced that the rally would be held again next year.
It was great to see four Bridgestone 175s in attendance; I suspect a first at recent Rallies. Laurie Boardman from Camden brought his Hurricane Scrambler, Bob Edwards (2016 VJMC multiple trophy winner) brought his Dual Twin (DT), John Rich from Sydney brought his DT as did myself. All bikes were 1967 models.