Girder Fork Rally

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port and pho­tos Gra­ham Sheck­el­ton

With the weather promis­ing to be ideal, par­tic­i­pants started ar­riv­ing Fri­day af­ter­noon to set up camp in the clu­b­rooms grounds. The BHMCC is sit­u­ated at Llanally in cen­tral Vic­to­ria near the small town of New­bridge. The clu­b­rooms were once a one-teacher school to which the BMCC have added other fa­cil­i­ties such as a kitchen, shel­ter for bikes and a BBQ/food prepa­ra­tion shed. The idea for such a ded­i­cated rally was the brain­child of Rex Jones af­ter other types of ral­lies had been tried which although were suc­cess­ful they are not as pop­u­lar as this event which this year at­tracted over seventy en­tries rang­ing from a beau­ti­fully re­stored 1911 Nor­ton up to sin­gles made in the ‘80s. The Satur­day run got away at about 10.30 am and headed for the historic and beau­ti­ful Mary­bor­ough rail­way sta­tion where lunch was taken af­ter which a stop was made for af­ter­noon tea and a look at an in­ter­est­ing col­lec­tion of old bikes at Dale and Jeb Ste­warts’ on the way back home. The route took the rid­ers through quite a beau­ti­ful forested area. Sun­day’s shorter run took the rid­ers to the Cairn Cur­ran Reser­voir near the town of Mal­don and re­turn to pack up af­ter a com­plete week­end of rid­ing old bikes, eat­ing, and talk­ing old bikes and by the gen­eral feel­ing of the week­end most will be re­turn­ing next year.

TOP Kevin & Kath Ham­mond with their 1937 Ariel out­fit. ABOVE Lau­rie Deller mo­tor­ing smartly on his 1911 Nor­ton. INSET LEFT An­drew Pat­ter­son on his 1937 Calthorpe 500. LEFT Bill McNama on his 1934 Q21 BSA. BE­LOW 1960 Bantam 175 rid­den by Kaylen Jack­son.

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