"Velocette Motor Cycle Club"

"2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trial"



The Velocette Motor Cycle Club conducted it's 31st Annual 2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trail on Saturday, 11th June 2005 and Sunday, 12th June 2005 in the Robertstown area.


Entries consisted of:

Expert Class

Clubman Class

Rally Class


Solos = 17 Sidecars = 2 Solos = 61 Sidecars = 4 Solos = 3 Sidecars = 1

Total Entries = 88


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A Map of the track with a list of the Control Keepers

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John Songalia (L) the Motor Cycling SA Steward for the event, with his assistant Robert Williamson

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The area where the bikes were parked

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The start control at the oval

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The finish control at the oval

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The refuelling area at the oval

The event commenced at the Robertstown Oval being the Main Control on Saturday at 1:30 PM and completed at 8:30 PM and again commenced on the Sunday at 9:00 AM and finishing at 4:00 PM, which included 8 local riders. 

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Local Rider - Jake Schutz


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Local Rider - Barney Schutz

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Local Rider - Bradley Hintz

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Local Rider - Josh Schutz

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Local Rider - Shane Schutz

The figure 8 course used, was 90 kilometres per lap and had to be negotiated with 2 laps on each day. This year there was 1 lap that was ridden at night.

Prior to the event, the area had received very little rain, but thankfully on the Thursday night & Friday the area was blessed with approximately 20mm (80 points) of rain that made conditions ideal for the event.

However, the small loose section in "Chalky's" that usually is a problem, lived up to it's reputation and proved to be very difficult to ride through, with some of them "losing it" and/or becoming difficult to negotiate .

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.

Radio communications were conducted by the Australian Citizens Radio Monitors Inc (ACRM) who specialise in doing this type of event, with radios at all 12 controls and also in the  St John, SA Ambulance Course Controllers and Rescue mobile vehicles.

Ambulance and First Aid Service was supplied to cover the event as per the following:
A 4 Wheel Drive Ambulance with a Paramedic Ambulance Officer from the Barossa Station on board together a Volunteer Ambulance officer from the Eudunda Station
The Eudunda Ambulance crewed by 2 Volunteer Ambulance Officers from the Eudunda Station
The Eudunda Division of St John Ambulance (Operations Branch) crewed a 4 Wheel Drive First Aid Unit with 2 personnel on board
Located at Main Control was a Camper Trailer First Aid attended by 2 First Aid Personnel to treat any one who may become sick or injured
Some assistance is supplied every year by several dedicated member of the other Ambulance Stations and Divisions of St John


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Phil (Rear) & Chris Richards (Front) - ACRM Personnel at Main Control

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The Eudunda Police

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Sa Ambulance Service & St John Personnel and vehicles

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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.

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Max Graetz, a Control Keeper

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Trevor Hayden, a SA Ambulance Service member who assisted during the event

Overall, the event proved to be very successful due to the rain several days before the event and it was reported from an Official of the Velocette Motor Cycle Club that he believed it was the best event ever run at Robertstown due to there only being 8 scratchings and no complaints from any of the riders. Most riders really enjoyed riding the event.

Update - 15th June 2005

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, will be once again doing  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

This year there has been extra photos from Ken Hurley & Peter Herriman, who attends Trials to take photos of the riders.

Robertstown 2 Day Trial - Rider Photos

Community Events

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Velocette - 2003 - 2 Day Road Reliability Trial

Velocette - 2004 - 2 Day Road Reliability Trial


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