Tamworth rally

Tamworth hosts National Thunder Rally

Australia’s country music capital, Tamworth, will host a National Thunder Motorcycle Rally in October 2020 based on the successful 2015 National HOG Rally, but open to all “breeds” of motorcycle. The event will be held from Friday to Monday 2-5 October 2020 at the state-of-the-art Australian Equine & Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) which also hosted …

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GOMA exhibit celebrates motorcycles

We all know motorcycles are works of art and now that is being recognised with a special exhibition in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) later this year. The Motorcycle: Design: Art, Desire exhibit will be a “one-off, world exclusive” at GOMA from 28 November 2020 to 26 April 2021. It will include more than 100 …

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Fire Aid Ride

Second Fire Aid Ride planned for April

The inaugural Fire Aid Ride last Sunday (23 February 2020) has been labelled a success, attracting more than 600 riders and pillions. Now organisers are focussing on the second event in what they hope will be a series of charity rides to encourage riders out into bushfire-ravaged communities to spend their tourist dollars and help …

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Nieto Morbidelli collection for sale

Morbidelli collection finally goes to auction

A collection of motorcycles gathered over 40 years by motorcycle manufacturer and Grand Prix boss Giancarlo Morbidelli will be offered for sale at auction on 25-26 April 2020. The collection was to be sold at the annual Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale on 18-20 October 2019. However, the auction was postponed due to a delay in the administrative …

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Fire Aid Ride

Inaugural Fire Aid Ride series kickstarts

The free Fire Aid Ride this Sunday (23 February 2020) will be the first in a series of rides every two months for the rest of the year to draw visitors to towns that have been drastically affected by the recent bushfires. There is no fee to join the ride but riders are asked to spend …

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MotoGP 2020 travel bans

MotoGP 2020: What’s in store?

(MotoGP 2020 by Charlotte Hallam*) The MotoGP 2020 season is set to excite us once again in its latest season which starts in March. A total of 20 Grand Prix races will be held under the MotoGP calendar and riders and followers of the sport would be gearing up for the new season. MotoGP action starts on …

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Annie Hendley Motorcycle Ride for Gumtree Greys Rescue greyhounds

Inaugural ride to save greyhounds

Dog-loving motorcyclists are invited to join the inaugural ride to raise funds for Gumtree Greys who rescue, foster and find homes for ex-racing greyhounds. The ride is being organised by dog-and-Triumph-loving Annie Hendley who owns two greyhounds, one from Gumtree Greys, and also owns two Triumphs, a Bonneville T120 and Scrambler XE 1200. The ride …

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Todd and Tracy Jackson raise funds for Careflight with Roll On In Rally in Jindabyne

Head-on crash leads to Careflight rally

Without CareFlight, Tracy Jackson might not be here, so now she and husband Todd are paying back with the inaugural Roll On In Rally at Jindabyne, NSW, next month. The Snowy Mountains rally on 13-15 March 2020 will be two years since Tracy was involved in a head-on crash with a distracted driver on the …

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Indian Motorcycle rally eyes world record

A planned rally in the NSW outback this May hopes to break the world record for the most Indian motorcycle riders at one event, set in the USA with 651 bikes. Organiser Chris Keeble says they already have more than 280 registrations for the rally on Saturday, 9 May 2020, at Silverton, the site of …

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Riding course free for returned riders

Returned and mature-aged riders are invited to attend a free Back on Your Bike riding course based in Newcastle. The course on Friday 14 February 2020 is the idea of local rider Chris Tola who ran a similar course in 2015 which was a finalist in the National ACSR Road Safety Awards. Last year Chris …

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