"Velocette Motor Cycle Club"

"2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trial"


The Velocette Motor Cycle Club conducted it's 34th Annual 2 Day Motor Cycle Road Reliability Trail on Saturday, 7th June 2008 and Sunday, 8th June 2008 in the Robertstown area.

The club changed the format to this years event. It is part of the SA Star Awards and riders gain points from this event and others and at the end of the year, the rider with the most points wins the award.

The event used to be run as a 2 day event and they changed it to 2 one day events, with the view of attracting more riders so that to gain points for the Star Awards they had 2 ride both days. There was also provision for riders to ride 1 day only.

Entries consisted of:

Expert Class

Clubman Class

Rally Class

Greybeard Class

Solos = 11

Sidecars = 6

Solos = 74

Sidecars = 7

No class run

No class run

No class run

No class run

Total Entries for 2008 = 98 Total Entries for 2007 = 85

The event commenced at the Robertstown Oval, being the Main Control on Saturday at 1:00 PM and completed at 8:30 PM and again commenced on the Sunday at 9:00 AM and finishing at 4:30 PM, which included 7 local riders.

There were a total of 13 Controls and this year they were named rather than be referred to by their control number. 

The course used was approximately 100 kilometres per lap and had to be negotiated with 2 laps each day, with 1 lap ridden at night on the Saturday and 2 daytime laps on Sunday.

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

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 months marking out the course.
Radio communications were conducted by the Australian Citizens Radio Monitors SA Inc (ACRM) who specialise in doing this type of event, with radios at ALL 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 Paramedic Ambulance Officer was present to assist the Volunteer Ambulance Officer's from the Eudunda Station
The Eudunda Ambulance crewed by Volunteer Ambulance Officers from the Eudunda Station
The St John Ambulance (Operations Branch) crewed several 4 Wheel Drive First Aid Unit with personnel on board each unit
Located at Main Control was a First Aid Caravan attended by 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.

There is always Communications, Timing & Control Keepers which play an important part of the event and these tasks are carried out by numerous persons who usually specialise in this field.

In the pits at Main Control, there is always family & friends of the riders who take great interest to see how their favourite rider is progressing, but no one is allowed to assist any of the riders.

Below is a small selection of photos taken at Main Control as the bikes were waiting to leave or leaving at their due time.

Expert Sidecar Rider & Passenger No. 14 - Glen Bowles & Matthew Lee

Expert Sidecar Rider & Passenger No. 15 Evan Byles & Craig Osborne -

Expert Sidecar Rider & Passenger No. 16 - Mark Launer & Matt Neldner

Expert Sidecar Rider & Passenger No. - Kym Tscharke & Tyson Rohrlach

Clubman Sidecar Rider & Passenger No. 19 - Jake Schutz & Josh Schutz

Clubman Sidecar Rider & Passenger No. 21 - Len Burman & Jack Ewins

Clubman Solo Rider No. 29 - Darren Bridgland

Clubman Solo Rider No. 30 - Kristy Schultz

Clubman Solo Rider No. 31 - Terry Perks

Clubman Solo Rider No. 32 - Brett Metcalf

Results have been published thanks to Paul Knifton who has made them available.
Overall, the event proved to be very successful with no complaints from any of the riders and most riders really enjoyed participating in 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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