Local man Alan Lindsay completed the epic eight day motor bike journey from Cooma to Bathurst recently on his motorbike and was joined by twelve other riders from around the state including also a capable backup crew of five people with two vehicles one towing a three bike trailer and the other an enclosed bike trailer which was used to carry luggage and supplies.
(min cost $8)
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The journey commenced in Cooma on Friday, April 28 were the riders were introduced to each other at the Cooma Bowling Club over dinner and the course and stop overs explained to the riders by tour director Kathy Manthey.
Next morning Saturday, April 29 the riders congregated at Cooma Hyundai a sponsor of the event for a BBQ breakfast before heading off to Tumbarumba via Khancoban for morning tea then off to Rutherglen for Lunch and then to Echuca for the first night.
On Sunday, April 30 riders met up with other riders from Echuca and a paddle steam ride up the Murray before heading off to Hay for the night.
On Monday, May 1 we left Hay for Renmark in South Australia with a stopover in Mildura for Lunch.
On Tuesday, May 2 we headed off to Broken Hill with lunch in the old world town of Burra
On Wednesday, May 3 was a welcome rest day in Broken Hill with time to visit all the tourist places of interest in the Hill.
On Thursday, May 4 we set off for Cobar with dinner at the Cobar Bowling Club
On Friday, May 5 we set off for the last leg of the trip to Bathurst and the scenery coming into Orange was breathtaking with the trees in full autumn burst of colour which was a direct contrast from the road from The Hill and we stayed on Mt Panorama at Rydges and all did a lap or two of the mighty mountain.
Saturday, May 6 saw the drawing of the Honda Africa Twin 1000cc motorcycle at breakfast with Jack Mott from Cooma the lucky winner.
Riders thanked each other for their company and to the excellent support crew and headed off to their various homes after a successful 3,000km journey which covered three states in eight days.
The twelve riders raised well in excess of $30,000 for the Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation and Alan raised over $9,000 to date for the foundation.
Alan would like to thank the support of locals in Cowra and particularly Lindsay Cain of Cowra Motorcycles for his support.
Jack Mott of Cooma picked up his new Africa Twin 1000cc Motorcycle from Cowra Motorcycles.
Jack happened to be our Paramedic Ambo driver following the riders the whole distance, so well deserved!
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