Old Bike Australasia
Not the National BSA Rally
• 5-7 November, 2021 – Geelong, Victoria
The following words are from Rick Gardner, President BSA Motorcycle Owners Association.
“Welcome to the BSA Weekend and Dinner. We have had a few downgrades due to COVID restrictions, however the BSA Club Committee have held their ground and organized a firstclass weekend away, and yet still comply with the regulations. After a 7 day lockdown that lasted 3 months, we all deserve a chance to get out on our BSAs, enjoy the Victorian country roads, and meet our friends for a chat over a cool beer.”
The weather looked ominous with the bureau forecasting heavy rain and I’ll admit I imagined riding in more interesting areas than the Geelong region. That said, the three of us TOP Thomas Weitacher’s rather grubby RGS.
ABOVE Colin Webster’s Rocket III that won Best BSA. RIGHT First group takes a break on route. headed off on our trusty BSAs for what turned out to be a fantastic weekend. In all nearly 80 entrants, nearly all on BSAs, managed to miss all the rain to take in some fabulous roads and amazing scenery. For social distancing requirements the main ride was split into two groups and lunch was staggered. How the committee (and especially Roy Armstrong) managed to organize such a professional event under the shadow of COVID-19 has to be a tribute to their passion for BSAs. If the BSA club can run such a great and popular event under such tight constraints, I just can’t wait for the
All British Rally next April. ■