Hi, provisional dates for the rally have been released,
The rally will be held over 7 days from Friday the 9th November to Thursday 15th November 2018. Full details including venue, booking details and prices will be made available following the 2017 BSA Owners International Rally in the Netherlands.
That shocks me that a bike is available. Let me look into which city I can fly into on United......I have tons of FF miles I can burn. No doubt this will be something you have to request a year in advance in their program
Fabulous! Springtime in Sydney sounds swell! Then a leisurely ride to the rally...this is all coming together very nicely.
In the immortal words of Hannibal Smith - I love it when a plan comes together.
Western Sydney in November can be a bit like Phoenix in May, so bring your summer riding gear. It's possible to ride to wherever the rally will be held in a day at that time of year, but that doesn't give much time for sightseeing. 4 or 5 hours riding time per day seems to be a reasonable compromise* It should be a fun ride on some nice roads.
[*] This applies to mere mortals only. Semper Gumby will probably have to ride from Perth or Rockhampton to get enough riding time in
#692158 - 04/18/177:32 amRe: 2018 Internation Rally Australia - who's in?
[Re: Les P]
Joined: Aug 2015 Posts: 69mickjmag
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If you're not going Mick then your bike wil be free....Just kidding.
Shane I might be able to get down to this. I'll be in Queensland working but I have a significant birthday in October and might make this my birthday present. I don't have a BSA on that side of the Tasman but. Will they let me in the gate on a Norton?
Those coming from overseas might want to tag the Lap of Tasmania on the back of the rally. Beaut riding roads, great seafood, tiger snake mating season etc etc. I've been around in a motorhome. Can't wait to do it on a bike. Allow ten to 14 days I reckon. Longer if you can.
The BSA Owners of Victoria, take great pleasure in inviting all of you to Victoria, AUSTRALIA for the BSA International Rally 2018. The Rally will be in Halls Gap, in the scenic Grampians National Park. Rally arrivals are scheduled for Friday, 9th November, and departures on Friday, 16th November.
It looks like it's either a longish day's drive down the world's most boring road from Sydney with the bikes on a trailer, or a mostly nice 3 (easy) day ride down the coast and across the Snowies taking in lookouts and tourist spots.
SE Victorians and Tasmanians get the Great Ocean Road and run up through the Grampians, snd I imagine the South Australians will come up through the Grampians as well.
PS Come to think of it, another alternative for us might be to drive down to Torquay on the world's most boring road, and ride from there.
Last edited by Shane in Oz; 09/02/179:24 pm. Reason: Added PS