"Velocette Motor Cycle Club"

  "2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trial"


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Main Control, Robertstown Oval - Bikes in the pits prior to the start.


The Velocette Motor Cycle Club conducted it's 29th Annual 2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trail on Saturday, 7th June 2003 and Sunday, 8th June 2003 at Robertstown.

There were 4 Sidecars and 65 Solos entries for the event, which included some local riders which commenced at the Robertstown Oval being the Main Control.

The figure 8 course used, was 130 kilometres per lap and had to be negotiated with 2 laps on each day. Once again, this years event had changed format slightly from others where they did not ride at night.

Several sections of the course proved to be very difficult to ride through, with some of them "losing it" in the mud holes.

Catering was once again done by the members of the Robertstown Football and Netball clubs and they were kept busy for most of the event. 

This weekend is always a busy weekend for the Football Club, as they always conduct their "Annual Dinner Dance" on the Friday night before the Reliability Trial. The weekend is a good means of raising funds for them.

The local organisers for the event Phil Freeman, Leon Booth and Dale Jenkins spent many hours over the past month marking out the course and along with some members of the Velocette Motor Cycle Club and other local persons acted as Officials.



This year the communications were conducted by Robertstown Agencies and not all controls had radio/s at them, due to the withdrawal of ACRM a fortnight prior to the event. Overall under the circumstances, communications at times were limited, but the help of the St John, Ambulance and Rescue personnel who acted as radio operators, along with the control keepers who had radios, communications were reasonably successful.

The Eudunda Branch of the SA Ambulance Service crew a 4 Wheel Drive Ambulance and the Eudunda Division of St John Ambulance (Operations Branch) provide First Aid coverage at strategic controls with 4 wheel Drive vehicles. They also use their Camper Trailer at Main Control as a First Aid Unit to treat any one who may become sick or injured. Some assistance is supplied every year by several dedicated member of the other Divisions of St John.

Overall, the event proved to be very successful again, as most riders, officials and spectators were kept busy doing their own "individual thing".


Update - 16th July 2003

The Robertstown 2 Day Trial is approximately 1 month before the "World Unique Event" of Motor Cycle Trials Riding, and that is the "Truscott Hi-Fi 24 Hour Motorcycle Trial".

This years event is the 80th Anniversary and had some memorable moments to it.

Some of them were:

Lew Dowsett said that he rode his last Trial at the age of 81 Years, which was his 40th Event.


Number 25 was reserved in the Memory of Phillip Dixon who died in a helicopter crash with his father, Dave on 29th March 2003. - Phillip rode four 24 Hour Trials


Phillip's sister, Natalie made a special effort & rode in the event and finished it.


John Songalia "become of age", as this year was his 21st - 24 Hour Trial.


Peter Herrimann from Eudunda, has done a very extensive Web Site on this years Event & if you are a Motor Cycle Trials Enthusiast, it is well worthwhile having a look at. 

It has lots of News, Information & Photos.

Truscott Hi-Fi 2003 24 Hour Motorcycle Trial


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Velocette 2 Day Road Reliability Trial - 2002 


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