Save the Oxley organiser Ken Healey on his BMW K 1300 R - Motorcycle Friendly Town (Photo: Keoghs Vision Photography)

Another town becomes motorcycle friendly

Wauchope, the gateway to the famed Oxley Highway, will this Saturday declare itself the first motorcycle friendly town in NSW. Its follows Bicheno in Tasmania which was the first Motorcycle Friendly Town in Australia and Texas in Queensland which was the first on the mainland. The Wauchope initiative to declare itself a Motorcycle Friendly Town …

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Matho declares Oxley Highway one of greats

The Oxley Highway is a road you have to ride at least once in your life, according to veteran motorcycle journalist Mick Matheson, who has produced this video to prove his point. “There are about 300 corners, the traffic is usually light, and the experience covers more than just the ride because of the character of …

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Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum in Tamworth

Motorcycle museum attracts riders

One of the most popular attractions in Tamworth and certainly a favourite among the Hoggies at the 24th Annual HOG Rally is the Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum. MotorbikeWriter is currently attending the rally, dubbed the Iron Horse Muster because of the cowboy element of Tamworth, and we are looking forward to returning today to the museum …

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Tamworth

Tamworth tempts motorcycle riders

Tamworth exists in our national conscience as that little country town where they like both types of music, where the guys are all boot-scootin’ cowboys and where the gals are charming gingham-wearing warblers. That’s an understandable misconception as it has hosted the Tamworth Country Music Festival every January since 1973. But Tamworth is a whole lot more …

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Spectacular views on the Queensland approach to the Lions Rd - sturgis

Lions Rd one of our best biker roads

Long before State of Origin footy clashes between NSW and Queensland erupted, there was a clash of governments at the border that has yielded one of the greatest biker roads in Australia – the Lions Rd. In 1969 the NSW government rejected calls for a shortcut to link the communities of Kyogle in northern NSW …

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Mother's Day

Perfect Mother’s Day biker present

The perfect Mother’s Day for a biker would be a romantic weekend in a country cabin on your favourite biker road with your partner and your bike by your side. That’s exactly what Chris and Jillian Druery are doing this weekend (2014) at Ripples on the Creek cabins in northern NSW. The cabins are right …

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Oxley 1

Oxley Highway has many facets

The Oxley Highway is one of those roads that returns the reputation of the word “highway” to the rider’s lexicon. It’s a ride of many facets,  two climates, changing conditions and varying moods. If you attack it from the east, it starts at Port Macquarie which is down by the sea and therefore quite mild …

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