2022 Rally Report

After a three-year absence, it was so great to have a Rally back in Bethanga this year!

Despite poor weather and road conditions, attendance was good. 103 people signed in, which consisted of members of:

SR500 Club, Monarchs MC, VJMC, SCUM Tourers, Lemmings MC, BMW Touring Club NSW, British Two Stroke Club, Bendigo Historic MC, Ulysses Club, Albury Wodonga Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club, Veteran Vintage and Classic MC ACT, Shoalhaven Vintage MC, Townsville Restored MC, Cancer Research Advocate Bikers, and Redgate Classic MC.

Subsequently, there was a great selection of bikes to peruse!

Show ‘n’ Shine

At Saturday’s Show ‘n’ Shine, there were eight award categories. Congratulations to the following winners!

  • Best stock SR – Mathew Rode (1984 SR500), again!
  • Best modified SR – Geoff Garlick
  • Best XT/TT 500 – Colin Jay
  • Best 4/5 valve (XT/TT/SZR/SRX 600/660) – Andrew Willcox (SRX600)
  • Peoples’ choice – Chris Rowley (Honda 400 Four)
  • Best non-SR – Greg Doubleday
  • Longest distance – Rick Carbis (all the way from Warwick, QLD)
  • Best rat bike – Mick Kirby

Saturday night raffle

A number of companies kindly donated items for Saturday night’s raffle, resulting in many lucky people winning some great prizes!

A big THANK YOU to the following companies who donated prizes:

  • Andy Strapz, Seaford (VIC)
  • Vanem, Lane Cove (NSW)
  • Yamaha Australia

Hospitality and entertainment

The Bethanga community provided delicious meals for us over the weekend – a wonderful assortment of curries on Friday night; a succulent selection of roast meats on Saturday night; decadent desserts; huge, cooked breakfasts, and hot and cold beverages.

Brett Gilbee and band, Back Porch Fridaze, provided Saturday night’s musical entertainment, who performed brilliantly despite inclement weather!

Annual General Meeting

At Sunday’s AGM, nominations for the Committee were heard, and the following elections were made:

  • President: Jeff Gillman
  • Vice President: Paul Newbold
  • Treasurer: Craig Lemon
  • Secretary: Mike Haysom

Congratulations to Jeff, Paul, Craig, and Mike, who retain their positions for another 12 months.