Restore and Ride Rally at Valla Tourist Park this weekend

Matchless Silver Hawk
Matchless Silver Hawk

Coffs Harbour and District Motorcycle Restorers' Club will be holding their 35th Restore and Ride Rally from Friday May 24, featuring three full days of riding and activities.

Titled "Back to Valla and Bellingen" all planned events will start and finish at the Valla Tourist Park, which will be rally headquarters for the weekend.

Over 80 entrants are expected, travelling from far and wide to join club members from Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas.

Treasured vintage motorcycles of many makes and models have been entered, including well known and unusual brands such as Indian, BSA, Norton and Velocette, some dating back as far as 1920.

Day One of the rally's events will start midday on Friday, May 24 with a ride along Giinagay Way through Raleigh and ending at the Sawtell RSL where the machines will be displayed for public viewing on the top level of the carpark.

A Mayor's Choice judging will take place by special guest Deputy Mayor Tegan Swan who will then present her award. Anyone with a love or interest in these old machines is urged to come along to see the display.

Day Two will take entrants to Stuarts Point and then on to "Pub with No Beer" at Taylors Arm for lunch where the bikes will be displayed again. A great day's riding, sharing some of the hidden gems of our area, taking in the magnificent scenery along the chosen route.

A Presentation Dinner will be held on Saturday night at the Woolshed at Valla Beach Park, providing a chance for relaxing and socialising with those attending.

Day Three of the rally takes the journey up Waterfall Way to attend Bellingen Show, where bike display and morning tea will conclude the rally and entrants will be farewelled and wished a safe trip home.

Officials of the Coffs Harbour and District Motorcycle Restorers' Club look forward to welcoming new entrants and those regulars returning for this year's rally. Club members have been preparing for the rally for many months and hope to provide a safe, enjoyable few days of companionship and pleasant riding.

Further information can be gained by contacting Rob Popplewell on 02 6653 4532 or 0402 8925 924.