April 23, 2010
TAMWORTH MAY RIDE 2010
14 – 16 MAY, 2010.
Maclean to Grafton Riders, meet Ferry Park at 7.30am for 7.45am departure to Grafton.
Grafton to Dorrigo via Nymboida, Tyringham and North Dorrigo, meet at the Caltex service Station Pacific Hwy, Sth Grafton at 8.15am for 8 .45am departure.
Coffs Harbour to Dorrigo
This year gentlemen the riders from Coffs Harbour will have to travel to Grafton to join the ride. The past two years riders from the north have travelled to Coffs to join fellow riders. Gentlemen if you could plan your ride to arrive at Grafton no later than 8.15am for an 8.45am departure. This will allow time to meet and greet old friends, fuel, have a drink and fix up the BREAK DOWN CREW. This year’s levy is $15.00
Morning Tea will be at the Plateau Café, Hickory Street, Dorrigo.
DISTANCE GRAFTON TO DORRIGO = 185kms
Dorrigo to Uralla = 158kms
Depart Dorrigo 11am for Walcha via Ebor (37ks), Armidale (88ks), Uralla (23ks), for Lunch. Remember fuel.
Lunch will be at Uralla this year and will be as you go. There are a number of bakeries and coffee shops at the location
Uralla to Port Macquarie 221 Kms
Depart Uralla at 1.15pm to Port Macquarie. This will be via Wauchope (141Ks) and Port Macquarie (40Ks) Eta to Port 4.30pm with a short stop at Long Flat Pub
Accommodation will be at the Beaches Holiday Resort, 55 Pacific Drive, Flynn’s Beach, Port Macquarie. Accommodation is in 2 (Sleeps 3) and 3 (Sleeps 5) Bedroom apartments. The Tariff is $40.00 per head
Port Macquarie to Walcha 185 Kms
Depart accommodation 9.00 am after breakfast, Port Macquarie same route up the mountain as on Friday. Morning Tea at Gingers Rest
Morning Tea venue to be sourced
Walcha to Tamworth 100 Kms
Walcha to Tamworth via Bendemeer. Walcha will be a fuel refreshment stop no luch has been planned for and will be as you go. Departure time will depend on time we spend at Gingers Rest for a Coffee again this year I have sourced the Café at Gingers Rest and they know we are coming hopefully they will be a bit more organised than last year.
Due to the short ride to Tamworth hopefully we will be into Tamworth about 2.30pm plenty of time to locate our accommodation and then out to Nemingah for the ride in with the Sydney group.
Depart Tamworth 8am – 8.30am for breakfast at Caltex Service Station for Breakfast a short ride of 20kms. Last meal together before riders take their respective routes home. This venue has been requested by a number of last year’s riders due to the jovial atmosphere and good place to say goodbye to old and new friends as they head home.
Break Down Crew:
This year’s break down crew will be Chris CUMMINS and Nick WILES out of Grafton.
This year as was the case last year there will be a $15.00 levy per rider (PAID DIRECT TO THE BREAK DOWN CREW AT GRAFTON OR DORRIGO ON THE 14/05/2010). This also is to be paid by riders joining the ride at other locations.
As discussed on last years ride the levy is in two parts $10.00 for Crew and Services rendered and $5.00 will go to refreshments on arrival at Port Macquarie
These guys provide a service and will carry luggage and other stuff for you.
April 23, 2010
The May Ride has been finalised. I have attached the itinerary and other details to the ride. As you can see there will be 68 Riders into Tamworth on the 15.5.10.
The accommodation list is final at this time and the details have been sent to each location for their information. The Beaches Holiday apartments have 3 x 3 Bedroom units that will sleep 5 and 11 x 2 bedroom units that will sleep 3. So enroute or if you know who you are sharing with ring and secure one of the units and provide Sue at the resort with the Names so she can start sorting rooms. The tariff is $40 per head.
At Tamworth if you are staying at the Central ring Belinda and do the same, there are single, twin share rooms there, Tariff is usually $25 per head.
Both locations have lists of riders staying and requiring accommodation
John Ryan and Rod Cameron who are out of Casino has secured accommodation around the corner from the Beaches Apartments in a cabin and they tell me they have three beds there that are not being used. Anyone who has not secured accommodation at Port might talk to them and share the cost.
Please read the itinerary and timings
Clarence/Coffs Group Co-Ordinator
0149 220 889
April 21, 2010
RIDE DETAILS FOR THE TAMWORTH CHARITY RIDE.
FRIDAY 14TH MAY, 2010
Depart 8am from the intersection of Clothiers Crk Road & Pacific Hwy, Clothiers Crk.
10am Depart Casino Macca’s to Tenterfield.
11.30am Depart Tenterfield Caltex (Southbound) for Glen Innes
1pm Lunch at Highway Diner, Glen Innes.
1.45pm Depart Glen Innes for Tamworth.
5.30pm Dinner and drinks at the Longyard Hotel.
SATURDAY 15TH MAY, 2010
11.30am Depart Golden Guitar Motel to Wallabadah via Werris Creek.
1pm Lunch at Wallabadah Pub, meet southern mob.
After BBQ Lunch a Police Escort into Nemingah to meet up with Clarence/Coffs mob, then mass ride to the Longyard Hotel.
Try and park your bikes and settle accommodation asap and get to the pub for the function that will commence at 6pm. Riders and pillions with accommodation in town will have to arrange with the Pub’s Courtesy bus for pick up and drop off through the night.
SUNDAY 16TH MAY, 2010
8am Brekky at Macca’s opp Goldern Guitar Motel.
April 8, 2010
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride an outfit or are you from the dim dark past of the countries finest that used to scoot the Sergeant around the traps in one. Maybe you are a closet side car nut. Maybe you just want to put the missus in the boat and see her about 5 feet off the ground screaming (in delight, of course)…
Well, you might just get that opportunity on a Blue Liners fun filled weekend away and at the same time get some expert tutoring on the safe way to ride an outfit and have that trial ride in a brilliant new Ural outfit in the safety of a closed circuit in the New England region of NSW.
I have made tentative arrangements for our members to get a very special deal including accomodation at the Ural importers farm.
If you are interested, please give me a yell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make some concrete arrangements for some Blue Liners courses and trials in the second part of this year.
Unfortunately, the positions are very limited, around six riders on each course, so it is definitely only available to our members.
C’mon, stop dreaming and start living, I know there are some secret ‘outfit’ admirers out there….
April 1, 2010
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