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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Bushfire appeals help floods

Fires, floods, virus slam vehicle sales

January’s fires, followed by floods and concerns about coronavirus have wreaked havoc on new car and motorcycle sales in Australia. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) last week announced that new car sales were down -12.5% (71,731 vehicles) compared with January 2019, which was the worst sales-year since 2011. Although the FCAI only publicly …

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Jack Miller helmet motoGP biushfire appeal

Jack Miller helmet aids bushfire appeal

Like many Aussie sports stars and celebrities, Aussie MotoGP racer Jack Miller and our two-time Dakar rally winner Toby Price are raising money for the bushfire appeal. Jack put up his 2018 MotoGP helmet up for auction and raised 22 bids worldwide. The auction has now closed and raised $18,000! Jack has promised to sign the helmet and ship …

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spidi mission beta concept smoke acket

Jacket protects from bushfire smoke

Italian motorcycle rider protection company SPIDI is working on a smog-proof jacket and mask that could protect riders from the current bushfire smoke spread across NSW and Queensland. The Spidi Mission Beta is currently just a concept. However, it seems to be an advancement on their Beta Pro which has a special waterproof membrane and …

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Oxley highway work

Major work to restore Oxley Highway

It will be at least four weeks before the bushfire-devastated Oxley Highway (above) is again open to traffic as seven Transport for NSW teams carry out extensive repair work. The news is bad for the owners of the Gingers Creek Roadhouse, a popular riders’ rest stop on the fame road. Click here to find out …

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Protestors line up at Walcha Royal Cafe business on the Oxley Highway

Bushfires ‘won’t halt’ Walcha Motorcycle Weekend

Bushfires in eastern NSW will not stop the Walcha Motorcycle Weekend from going ahead from Friday (15 November 2019). Walcha Tourism has issued the following statement in response to concerns from riders that the event would be cancelled because of the bushfires. Please be assured WALCHA is still ON for this weekend. Please plan ahead …

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