"Velocette Motor Cycle Club"

  "2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trial"

2004

The Velocette Motor Cycle Club conducted it's 30th Annual 2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trail on Saturday, 12th June 2004 and Sunday, 13th June 2004 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 loose section in "Chalky's".
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A solo rider at Control 5

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A solo rider entering control 6

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 organisers for the event spent many hours over the past month marking out the course.

This year the communications were restricted only to the St John, SA Ambulance Course Controllers and Rescue personnel and no controls had radio/s at them, due to ACRM not being officially requested to cover the event.

Overall communications at times were very limited and not very successful. Hopefully next year this will improve immensely, as it is not very satisfactory when you compare the communications with other similar events. 

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.

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The SA Ambulance Service 4 Wheel Drive Ambulance that is used around the track in conjunction with St John First Aid vehicles.

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

Update - 19th July 2004

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".

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 24 Hour Motorcycle Trial

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Velocette 2 Day Road Reliability Trial - 2002 

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