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Two read­ers have sent in de­tails of this spot which is be­com­ing a pop­u­lar pit stop for mo­tor­cy­clists. The Burt Munro Café is half an hour from Launce­s­ton in the Tamar River Val­ley, and is owned by Ti­bor Mucha, who has dreamed of open­ing his own mo­tor­cy­clethemed café since he was a teenager. Just be­fore his 60th birth­day, he achieved that am­bi­tion. Named af­ter New Zealand’s re­doubtable ras­cal Burt Munro, an ar­dent mo­tor­cy­cle col­lec­tor, Ti­mor has sev­eral of his own bikes on dis­play, with more ar­riv­ing. His brother, Ro­man Mucha, said the café was a hit within weeks of its open­ing in 2016.

Reader Graham Lon­g­ley, whose race pho­tos from the ‘seven­ties ap­pear reg­u­larly in OBA, supplied the pho­tos seen here which were taken on a re­cent ride. “On a side trip along the Tamar we pulled into a cafe (not look­ing at the name on the roof) and got a big sur­prise on en­ter­ing...Bri­tish and Amer­i­can bikes around the walls as well as heaps of posters, ad­verts and old pho­tos and dis­plays of mem­o­ra­bilia – in fact a small mu­seum. It was cramped to get great shots but have in­cluded one of a bike I had never seen be­fore; a BSA G-14 986cc V twin.”

Burt Munro’s Café, 140 Main Road Ex­eter Tas­ma­nia

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