Walcha Motorcycle Festival

Walcha Motorcycle Festival becomes annual

Despite last-minute financial difficulties, bushfires and road closures, the recent Walcha Motorcycle Festival was deemed such a success, it will become an annual event. Walcha Tourism manager Susie Crawford says they have already set a date for next year’s event on 20/21 November 2020.  “An estimated 700-plus attended the weekend (15/17 November 2019), with possibly everything thrown …

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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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Walcha Motorcycle Weekend

Walcha Motorcycle Weekend revs up

The Walcha Motorcycle Weekend revs up next weekend  (15-17 November 2019) to replace the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles and national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally which were axed at the last minute. Among the many highlights will be the chance for riders to hear Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric motorcycle and even go for a “demo ride” on …

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

Walcha puts on special show for visitors

The NSW country town of Walcha is putting on a special show for those who are still planning to ride there despite the last-minute axing of the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles and national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally. Organisers for the axed events have gone into liquidation and refunds are not yet guaranteed for those who …

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Freak Show and HOG rally cancelled

Freak Show and HOG rally cancelled

The organisers of the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles to run alongside the national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally in Walcha, NSW, have gone into liquidation and the events cancelled. UPDATE: Both events have been cancelled, but Walcha is still putting on  show for those who arrive. Click here for full details. We are yet to learn …

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Open Roads Rally Jessica Zahra

Jessica kickstarts affordable rally

She dropped her bike before she had even paid for it, then rode it across two continents; now Jessica Zahra is sharing her adventure riding passion through her Open Roads Rally next month. The 29-year-old long-distance adventure rider and Royal Enfield ambassador from Melbourne has launched the affordable rally from 18 to 20 October 2019 …

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Women's relay baton crosses Australia

Women’s relay baton crosses Australia

More than 90 riders ushered the Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) into Queensland today, including the only woman who plans to ride the whole journey around the globe. Brisbane grandmother Collette Tindal Edeling, 55, says she mortgaged her house to fund the “trip of a lifetime”. She was there when the world-first all-female motorbike relay started at the northern-most …

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Women Riders World Relay baton

Baton arrives in Women Riders World Relay

The baton in the Women Riders World Relay arrived for the Australian leg yesterday with about 58 women riding out of Perth. Among them is 55-year-old Brisbane grandmother Collette Tindal (pictured above) who has so far ridden all the route, except for Indonesia. Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) is a world-first all-female motorbike relay passing a baton across 80 …

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Walcha Freak Show motorcycles HOG rally

Crowds expected for Freak Show of Motorcycles

More than 5000 are expected to attend the Freak Show Festival of Motorcycles run alongside the return of the national Harley Owners Group (HOG) rally in Walcha, NSW, from November 15-17, 2019. UPDATE: Both events have been cancelled, but Walcha is still putting on a show for those who arrive. Click here for full details. Tickets for …

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