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Tasmanian Offerings

Posted by Peter Schilling on March 16, 2017 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi everybody,


I have just returned from a five week tour of Tasmania with my wife, Sue, and a couple of close friends. I took the 4WD because I needed it for all the luggage and the car fridge (have to keep the beer cold between stops).

I just want to let you know I found Tasmanian drivers the most courteous motorists I have ever encountered. They don’t tailgate and they often pull over to let faster vehicles pass.

My mate, David, who travelled with us is a coeliac and we found most places we stopped for meals were able to provide gluten free meals for him. Even the Hungry Wombat Cafe at Derwent Bridge (between Strahan and Hobart) had gluten free choices. I can also recommend their coffee.

Also, if you like oysters a must visit is Lease 65 in St Helens. It is on the road between St Helens and the Bay of Fires. They sell pacific oysters and they are the best I have ever eaten.

Riding in Tasmania is going to be a great experience. The whole time I was there I kept thinking about riding the motorbike over the roads we were travelling on. A lot of the roads are narrow so you have to ride cautiously in some places.

Roll on October.

Peter Schilling

Ride Back to Brisbane

Posted by Andy on January 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys,  Just called up about bike transport and although the prices are a huge saving to the normal prices I wont be able to get my bike back for a few weeks after the journey. As it is my only mode of transport I will need to ride back to Brisbane after the event. Is anyone else looking to ride back to Brisbane or the East Coast and looking to have a traveling partner for the trip?

I think I will be playing it by ear on the ride back and have the unknown a big aspect of the adventure.   If there is anyone looking at doing the same, drop me a line so something can be organised.

Cheers,    Andy

Long Ride 2016 Gala Black Tie Ball Canberra

Posted by Ray A on January 11, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Long Ride ACT team is holding a Gala Black Tie Ball in support of the The Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia (PCFA). This Gala event is to help the PCFA care for Aussie blokes suffering from prostate cancer and their families. It also aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer which is very curable when detected early. The Ball will be held on Saturday 13 February 2016 at The Abbey function centre, Nicholls. Timing is 6:00pm for 6:30pm. Dress is....... well......... Black Tie. Military members may wear Mess Dress. Entertainment will be provided by members of the Royal Military College band, Duntroon who have graciously donated their time - No they won't be playing marching tunes. These people are very talented musicians. A charity auction of military and sporting memorabillia will be held throughout the evening. Tickets are $150 per person which includes canapes on arrival, a sumptuous 3 course meal and a 5 hour drinks package of beer, wine and soft drinks. You can reserve a seat or two or make a table for the night, contact Bridie Cash on 6265 3609 or 0410 890 025 or email her at [email protected]


Posted by David Robertson on November 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (2)

I am leaving on the 2016 ride from Daylesford in Victoria and am looking to share accommodation in Mildura.

Is anybody wanting to share a motel or cabin?


Ride together and accommodation

Posted by IRFAN on November 17, 2015 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi, I will be leaving from Sydney (Central or Suburban) for the Long Ride and looking for another rider or riders to join in the ride for a bit of company plus to share accommodation. At this stage I am a bit concerned that no mention as been made around accommodation at various stopovers. Do we book it ourselves or the organisers have a package at all locations?

Ride Route Accommodation Madura

Posted by longride2013 on October 25, 2015 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi, the overnight at Madura is to be amended to Border Village and or Eula. The riders who have already prebooked, no change required.  We will be emailing out shortly the full accommodation listings for you to confirm.

Events Forum

Posted by longride2013 on October 13, 2015 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (2)

Hi, a few of our riders have recently asked about either a forum or a noticebard, so hence the page.  Please leave messages, or if you have information you would like to share, then put it here, even if you want someone to ride with, put it here.


Chris Dunne