SA Tiddlers Run
SA Tiddler Run
27 August, 2017 – McLaren Vale, SA.
The Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of SA’s annual Oxenberry Winery Tiddler Run followed a scenic route through the McLaren Vale wine region and the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges. In defiance of an overly optimistic forecast by the Bureau of Meteorology the weather managed to drizzle most of the morning. Consequently, the rain served to keep away all but the most diehard veteran and tiddler riders and most attendees rode their post vintage and modern classic bikes. Even so, over seventy motorcycles left Oxenberry at the rally start. The rally route began at Oxenberry Winery in McLaren Vale and headed towards Kangarilla and looping back to McLaren Vale through the vineyards and across country on “Twenty-Eight Road”, a relatively recently spraysealed single lane survey road through bushland. Joining Seaview Road, the rally travelled past many wineries and vineyards then followed the scenic escarpment of the Onkaparinga Gorge for many kilometres through the conservation park. Arriving at Kangarilla – a small town about 25 kilometres from McLaren Vale – the rally travelled through the ranges and on to Meadows where morning tea awaited. Leaving Meadows, the rally followed a circuitous route towards Macclesfield, back to Meadows and then through the Kuitpo forest. From the forest the rally descended the ranges back to the Willunga Basin and McLaren Vale. Returning to Oxenberry, an excellent sausage sizzle awaited riders – just the thing for the cold and damp! Total Rally distance was 72km.
Pre-departure photo at Oxenberry Winery. Michael Clarke with his 1949 Panther Sloper.
Bob Gill with his 1913 BSA. Very original Honda Benly twin.