"Velocette Motor Cycle Club"

"2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trial"

2006

 

The Velocette Motor Cycle Club conducted it's 32nd Annual 2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trail on Saturday, 10th June 2006 and Sunday, 11th June 2006 in the Robertstown area.

 

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Entries consisted of:
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Expert Class

Clubman Class

Rally Class

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Solos = 15 Sidecars = 7 Solos = 48 Sidecars ran in 1 class No class run No class run
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Total Entries = 70

 Photos will be included when available

Velocette Club Officials: L-R: Charlie, (Clerk of the Course) Ray Robertson (Secretary- Velocette Club & Meeting) Sarah Robertson (Assistant to Ray Robertson)

Kirsty Schultz - (Only female rider in the event)

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. 

Local Rider, Barney Schutz lined up ready to leave Main Control

Local Rider, Bradley Hintz lined up ready to leave Main Control

Local Rider, Shane Schutz lined up ready to leave Main Control

Jake Schutz (Left) & Bradley Hintz (Right) at Mail Control

The figure course used, was 90 kilometres per lap and had to be negotiated with 3 laps on Saturday with 1 lap that was ridden at night and 2 daytime laps on Sunday. each day.

 The conditions ideal for the event and most riders enjoyed all sections.

The much dreaded small loose section in "Chalky's" was not used this year' however the popular creek section in John Neal's and almond grove in Geoff Moseys was used again.

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 11 controls and also in the  St John, SA Ambulance Course Controllers and Rescue mobile vehicles.

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

SA Ambulance Service Personnel taking a break - L-R: Michelle Suridge, Dave Schilling, Lena Williams, David Gibb & Trish Page

Launer Family from Robertstown spectating: L-R: Elice, Steve, Lyn & Ben

Parents of Riders L-R: Coral Schutz, Malcolm Schutz & Lynette Launer

Overall, the event proved to be very successful with no complaints from any of the riders and most riders really enjoyed riding the event, except for those who had an accident or bike failure.

There were no major injuries to any competitors.


The Robertstown 2 Day Trial is approximately 1 month before the "World Unique Event" of Motor Cycle Trials Riding, and that is the "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.

24 Hour Trial

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Velocette - 2002 - 2 Day Road Reliability Trial

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Velocette - 2004 - 2 Day Road Reliability Trial

Velocette - 2005 - 2 Day Road Reliability Trial

Velocette - 2006 - 2 Day Road Reliability Trial  
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