Riding Forward in 2017

Sydney Motorcycle Club will have a posting on this site in the future.

This will enable even more members to contact us at our Meet Up address of https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Motorcycle-Club/

or www.sydneymotorcycleclub.org.au

Sydney Motorcycle Club welcomes all riders at any level of ability,

riding any brand of motorcycle and of any age.






It’s time for our Recruitment Drive 2017.

  • Get more out of riding your bike
  • Improve your riding skills
  • See more of the countryside
  • Ride on country roads that you did not know existed
  • Ride in a safer environment
  • Make new friends
  • L Plate, P Plate and Open licenced riders all welcome

So come along and check us out for a ride? Our rides leave from Berowra, Liverpool, Heathcote and McGraths Hill & North Richmond. It depends on our ride destination.

Call Ken on 0449 186 761

Check out our rides at


E-mail: committeesmcc@gmail.com

- Rider Fatigue -


Watch for danger signs

The real problem in battling fatigue is a lapse in concentration. It’s tempting to think that you can go just a little bit further, but the more tired you become the more likely you are to crash. Eight per cent of all fatal motorcycle crashes in NSW involve a fatigued motorcycle rider. Danger signs include:


Stay alert

Riding a motorcycle is far more physically and mentally demanding than driving a car. Rider fatigue is more likely to be a response to physical and mental exhaustion. Fatigue may also be increased by exposure to hot and cold weather, noise and buffeting from strong winds and dehydration. Tiredness before the journey is also a major issue contributing to fatigue.

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Contact numbers for Ride Co-Ordinators for this Calendar:


Ken Lovegrove – Graeme Campbell –

 Glen Hackenberg –  Robert Seiler – 

Noel Cook -   Col Adams -

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The AGM on the 24th June is a Must to Attend.



Half Day Ride - Robertson -Sunday 8th



Co-ordinator:   Noel Cook


Meet:              8:30am Caltex (Truck Stop) S/stn, Campbelltown Rd, Glenfield (Crossroads).


Details:           Narellan Rd to Picton, Thirlmere, Hilltop to Robertson. Return decided on day



Hampton Day Ride - Sunday 22nd



Co-ordinator:   Graeme Campbell


Meet:             8:30am Mc Donalds, Windsor Rd, Mc Graths Hill.


Details:          Bells Line to Lithgow, Tarana to Oberon for lunch. Return via Hampton.





Bylong Day Ride - Sunday 5th



Co-ordinator:  Glenn Hackenberg


Meet:        8:30am BP Servo Nth Richmond.


Details:     Bells Line to Rylestone for morning tea and fuel. Lunch at Denman then refuel at

                  Bulga or Jerrys for home via Putty Rd.



Moruya Weekend Away - Sat 11th to Sun 12th



Co-ordinator:   Graeme Campbell


Meet:      8am Caltex (Truck Stop) Servo, Campbelltown Rd, Glenfield.


Details:   Freeway to Narellan then Picton to Robertson, Kangaroo Valley to Nowra. Nerriga

                Rd to Braidwood then Clyde Man to Batemans Bay then Moruya. Return home will

                depend on those on the trip and the weather.





Super Bike Trip Wed 22nd - Tues 28th



Co-ordinator:   Glenn Hackenberg


Meet:       Caltex Servo, Cross Roads Glenfield


Depart:     8.30am with a full tank of fuel 


Directions: Head south towards Phillip Island. Possible stay over in Orbost or similar region. Arrive on the Island on Thursday afternoon 23 February. Depart Phillip Island for home on Monday 27 February with an overnight stay around the NSW border. Final arrangements for the route down and back plus the accommodation etc to be made once numbers are known.


Cost: Fuel, meals, accommodation on the way south and on the way home plus an equal share of the four day rental accommodation on Phillip Island. Note that the very reasonably priced accommodation I was able to organise for the trip in 2016 is not available in 2017.


Distance: expect 600 km riding days down and back.


Putty Loop Day Ride - Sunday 26th  February 2017



 Co-ordinator:             Robert Seiler

Meet:                           8.30 am McDonalds, McGraths Hill for a 9 am departure.


Details:                       Ride up the Putty Road (don’t forget to smile to the police!) with a stop to regroup then on to Broke for fuel, and then out to Kulnura for a fabulous Burger - Mangrove Mountain and the Old Pacific Hwy back to Pie in the Sky for good bye.




Hill End Ride Saturday 4th March an Overnight stay



Ride Leader:   Col Adams


Meet:       Berowra 7/11 Service Station 965/969 Pacific Hwy, Berowra at 8.00am


Directions: Leaving for the Central Coast back roads into the Hunter Valley and stopping at Denman for Lunch. Top up of fuel before riding to Sandy Hollow, Bylong Valley, and Lue and into Mudgee for a coffee. Then riding back roads via Avisford, Hargraves, Tambaroora, and into Hill end.

Directions Home: Via Lithgow and Bell Line or reverse or similar back home to the coast.

Cost: Bed, Dinner, choice from menu and continental breakfast.

The Pub is very tidy and will sleep 22.

To get the deal, we need to have a list of interested parties asap to close this one of. Advanced bookings save you money.

Distance: 450 K’s each way estimated. Green P Plate or better recommended for this ride due to the distance we will be covering.



Club Meeting - Sat 11th



Co-ordinator:  Ken Lovegrove.


Meet:     5:30pm Berowra RSL, Pacific Away, Berowra.


Currarong Fish n Chip Day Ride - Sun 19th


Co-ordinator:  Noel Cook


Meet:     8:30am 7/11 Princes Hway, Heathcote.


Details:  Old Rd, Mt Keira, Robertson to Kangaroo Valley. Return via coast roads.



The Ninth Far Cairn Rally 25th and 26th March

FCR Far Cairn Rally Number Nine


Ride Leader: Ken Lovegrove

Washed out in September and rescheduled to March 2017

We already have 12 down for this one. Carried over from the cancelled ride last year. It would be nice if they were able to add their intension to the list of attending shown on this site.

Those that were down to attend previously are still down to attend for this time. You will need to contact me if things have changed as rooms have been booked on your behalf. Money will be owed by you otherwise.

Anyone wishing to do the ride with me will need to

Meet: BP Servo North Richmond just over the bridge on left hand side of roadway.8.00am

Leave:  North Richmond at 8.30am with a full tank of fuel.

Directions: Running out over the mountains to Lithgow, Mudgee and Gulgong for lunch possibly depending on the time we arrive.

 We will then ride to Dubbo and stopping at Narromine on the night of the 24th.

Approx. 450 K’s

Refurbished Hotel Rooms To Motel Rooms at $77.00 per room continental Breakfast or a hot breakfast if this is what the group wishes to have.

Great meals as the Pub has a Bistro in House with cold beer on tap.

Then to Albert for lunch on the Saturday before riding into Tottenham 25 K’s down the road.

Hotel for Saturday night with continental Breakfast.

The rally is just 2K’s down the main Street on the left at the Racecourse.

This gets you a bacon and Egg breakfast done by the LIONS Club of Tottenham, A badge and (Free) camping included if that is what you desire to do. They also have a new release motorcycling movie under the stars for you to watch.

Sunday Morning we will get up and brush the dust off, have breakfast and set off for Dubbo, Dunedoo, Merriwa, Denman, Broke, Wollombi, Kulnura, and home. Not a hard day just consistent. Achievable by all.

Distance: 600K’s each way approximately. Green P Plate or better recommended for this ride due to the distance we will be covering.

E-mail me if interested in attending so I can book your accommodation or give details.

E-mail: ken1mcg@gmail.com Call: 0449 186 761




Day Ride West - Two Glens Road - Sun 2nd



Co-ordinator:   Glenn Hackenberg


BP Nth Richmond & map: https://goo.gl/maps/J4xmrKDgirm

Meet:      9:00 Am for a 9.30 am departure from BP North Richmond


Details:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16900811

I plagiarized this ride off another ride forum. The Glen Davis Rd and Glen Alice Rd are two roads I haven't ridden before now but these roads looking interesting. Note there looks to be two stretches of unsurfaced gravel roads about 8 to 10 km’s in total. After some lunch we can head home via Sofala (as per map) or the more direct Castlereagh Hwy. Once in the Lithgow area it's your choice of the Great Western or Bells.


Distance around 450 km depending where home is.





 “Pub with no Beer Getaway “– Easter Long Weekend - Friday 14th to Mon 17th

Cancelled Lack of interest by members to attend.


Coordinator:   Robert Seiler


Meet :    Friday 8:00 am – 7/11 Pacific Hway, Berowra.


Depart:  8:30 am sharp. It is a long first day (for some) so we have to leave on time!



1. Day: Gosford - Clarence Town – Dungog – Gloucester – Taree – Kew – Wauchope – Walcha – Uralla - Armidale

2. Day: Armidale - Ebor – Nymboida – Coutts Crossing – Braunstone – Glenreagh – Coramba – Coffs Harbour (look at Bananas) – Urunga – Newee Creek – Wirrimbi – Bowraville – Macksville – (Almost to the Pub with no Beer!)

3. Day: Macksville – Scotts Head – Stuarts Point – Clybucca – South West Rocks – Arakoon – Kinchela – Hat Head return – Gladstone – Belmore River – Crescent Head – Kempsey - Wauchope

4. Day: Wauchope – Kew – Coopernook – Lansdowne – Taree – Forster – Bulahdelah – Booral – Highway or back roads to Sydney

Cost:   3 nights approx. $120 per person     Distance:  1500km approx.


Tarago Weekend Trip 29th - 30th April 


 Ride Leader: Ken Lovegrove

Meet: Br Service Station just over the bridge at North Richmond 8.30am.

Depart: 9.00am with a full tank of fuel.Running from North Richmond up through Bilpin to the Bells Line Rd and Bell, turning left and to Mt Victoria then onto Little Hartley, Lowther, Hampton, Duckmaloi, Oberon for lunch.The setting out for Black Springs, Peters Retreat, Gurnang, Curraweela, Yarandoo, Taralga, Goulburn and a fuel stop and a cold drink.The riding past Wakefield Park, Springfield, Lake Bathurst, and into Tarago.

Accommodation: Hotel Rooms. 11 Rooms available as follows.First in best dressed. If you wish a double room and you are 1 person. You will be charged a slightly higher rate for the room.7 Rooms have a Double and a single bed,3 Rooms have a Double and three Singles,1 Room has a Double and 2 Singles in it.

This one is filling up fast, last days before cut off for bookings.

Cost: to us for a group with continental Breakfast and of the board Standard menu Dinner. = We must get numbers quickly also for this one or we will miss out altogether.

Distance: 300 K’s each Way. Green P Plate or better recommended for this ride due to the distance we will be covering.




Half Putty Day Ride - Sun 7th


Co-ordinator:   Graeme Campbell


Meet:        9am Mc Donalds, Windsor Rd, Mc Graths Hill.


Details:     Bells Line then across to Putty Rd to cafe for early lunch and return home.



Kandos, Bylong Valley WEEKEND Sat 13th  to Sun 14th


Ride Leader: Ken Lovegrove


Meet: 7/11 Service Station 965/969 Pacific Hwy, Berowra at 8.30am


Depart: 9.00am with a full tank of fuel


Directions: Running up the Old Pacific, Mount White, Peats Ridge, Kulnura, Laguna, Wollombi, Paynes Crossing, Broke, Jerrys Plains, Denman and Lunch.

Then out through Sandy Hollow, Bylong, and Rylestone and into Kandos. If early enough we may be able to visit the local Motorcycle Museum.

Accommodation: They have four types of accommodation on offer.


Motel Rooms with Continental Breakfast included.

Motel Rooms with Three occupants a room with Continental Breakfast supplied.

Motel Rooms above the Hotel a double with Breakfast

Motel Rooms above the Hotel a single with Breakfast

Basic Pub rooms a head with Breakfast

Meals: from pub Special up to Rib Eye etc.


Distance: 450 K’s each way. Green P Plate or better recommended for this ride due to the distance we will be covering.



Kangaroo Valley Day Ride Sun 28th


Co-ordinator:   Noel Cook


Meet:       9am Caltex (Truck Stop) Campbelltown Rd, Glenfield.


Details:    Oaks, Oakdale to Picton. Then Kangaroo Valley and back road to Berry. Return via

                  coast road or highway.





The Stew Run to Dunedoo and Surrounding areas Sat10th 11th & 12th June.


Ride Leader: Ken Lovegrove


Proposed by Les Burdus.


Meet: Jerry's Cafe Kulnura at 7.30am


Depart: 8.00am with a full tank of fuel.

We have a four hour ride to get there for the start of activitiesthat by around 12.00 Mid Day

We will collect the Sydney & Central Coast crowd at Jerry's and leave when all are ready.


Saturday 10th June: Itinerary.

Directions: We will be riding up through the edge of the Central Coast and Hunter re-grouping at Wollombi and a short Rest break at Broke. We will then run out through Jerry's Plains and the back road to Denman for fuel and a cold drink. Then resuming the ride out to Sandy Hollow Re-Group, to Merriwa Re Group, and into Dunedoo Re-Grouping again along the way when necessary to do so.


Accommodation: They have Doubles with a Single Bed

                                 Single Rooms with Two or more beds in them

                                 And straight Double Rooms on offer.


Cost: Bed $35.00 a head for group Booking.

This will be a two night stay.

There will be a band on Saturday into the night.


Meals: This is a very Special Weekend. Several from the club attended this venue last year. It’s a camp oven cook off happening at the Hotel. You pay just a small amount $5.00 and you get to try all the meals prepared by the contestants vying for the prizes on offer. They told me that it was hard to pick a winner as the meals were so good.

 We will be having breakfast at the Cafe just a few doors down the road, the have a vast menu on offer to suit all attending this ride.

The Bistro will be open for those that are not full, this will be very unlikely.

You will taste, Hot Bread, Stew and the contestants signature dish. Then asked to score their meals.

SUNDAY 11th June: we will do a ride around the local area to perhaps, Gulgong, then Mudgee to Coolah and return to Dunedoo for a meal at the Hotel.

Monday 12th June: we get up and have breakfast and ride home via the Hunter Valley, Broke, Wollombi and Jerry's the Home.

Distance: Saturday 400K’s Sunday 250 + and Home Monday 400K’. Green P Plate or better recommended for this ride due to the distance we will be covering.


Half Day Ride - South Sun 18th


Co-ordinator:   Graeme Campbell


Meet:       9:30am Woolworths 7/11 Princes Hway, Heathcote.


Details:    The ride will be determined on the day depending on numbers and weather.



SMCC AGM 24th June at the Berowra RSL Club.


Co-ordinator:   Ken Lovegrove

Voting for the Direction the Club is to move forward in for 2017 and beyond

All committee positions will become vacant, and all positions will be up for grabs at the meeting in possibly a different format


We are proposing a reduction in the committee numbers back to 4 in total from 8 that we now have.

Any club member can propose and lead a ride if the wish to after the committee OK's it and posts it on the Meet Up Calendar and on this address as well.

This should make for less work for the volunteers on your Ride Committee, that make it all possible for the rest of the club to enjoy themselves riding and socialising.

By attending this meeting you will be able to Vote on the direction the club takes into the future.

All Financial Members will be acknowledged and able to Vote.

This is a great social night for all to enjoy. We get the meeting over as quickly as

possible so we can enjoy everyone's company on the night.



The Start of our New Calendar for second half of 2017 is in July


Address: Berkeley Vale NSW 2261
Mobile: 0400 015 731