Barossa Valley Sidecar friendly ride, Wed. 8th October 2025,
1st leg from Civic Park to Lyndoch
2nd leg to Vine Inn for lunch
3rd leg Vine Inn,to Lyndoch to finish.
For safety riders should not bunch up. 2 second space between riders.
We will have corner marshals a tail end Charlie and a back up trailer from Lyndoch to Lyndoch.
Best there’s no unnecessary passing.
ROUTE DETAILS Barossa Leg
START – LYNDOCH VILLAGE GREEN
· Meet at 10:00am for 10:30am departure
Seven Steps Road, Eden Valley
T-junction of Tanunda Creek Road & Mengler’s Hill Scenic Route
Mengler’s Hill – regroup
Mengler’s Hill to Angaston via Hurn’s Road
Moculta Road – Salem Road turn off to Penrice
Nuriootpa Vine Inn – Lunch stop
After lunch – Nuriootpa to Seppeltsfield
(Gerald Roberts Road turn off)
Gerald Roberts Road to Gomersal Road
Lyndoch Valley Road to Lyndoch Village Green
END OF ROUTE
Total 102 Kms
Barossa Valley Classic Motorcycle Club / Festival of Motorcycling: Barossa Valley ride Wednesday 8th October 2025
The Ride will commence from the car park at Civic Park Modbury opposite TTP shopping centre on North East Rd. We’d like people to get there early to give Organisers time to address the group for the Sidecar friendly ride to the start at Lyndoch. Our ride leader for the first leg will be Mark Howson on the Royal Enfield outfit.
This means it would be best if riders arrived at approximately 9 a.m. so can socialise and admire the various machines there. There are toilets on site of course.
At the lunch stop of the ride is at the Vine Inn in Nuriootpa, those who are having a meal in the pub will park in the extensive parking area both sides of Park Avenue behind the pub. Everyone eating at the pub will order and pay for their own meal on the day. Any who do not wish to stop at the Vine Inn can go their own way from there.
A few days before registrations close, we’ll need to know the number intending to take part so we can inform both hotels and the bakery what consumables to prepare and what staff to have for serving.
Corner-marshalling can be the making or undoing of a ride. We want the experience for everyone to be good with no foul-ups for the riders on our event. We intend to have known experienced riders from our club as corner-marshals, riding in a group behind the ride-leader and in front of all the other bikes, wearing hi-vis orange vests on the way to the Barossa & green vests for the Barossa section. These riders do corner-marshalling week after week and it is second nature to them, no training is needed for them. After their turn of corner-marshalling they will re-join at the rear of the ride until the leg is completed.
At the beginning of each leg, these riders in orange/green vests will again ride just behind the ride leader in front of the others on the ride, so they can do their corner-marshalling and leave the rest of the field to enjoy the event.
We will have a tail-end Charlies so that if one stops with a bike having trouble, the other can continue with the ride. We have a kind volunteer who will drive his 4WD behind the group with a trailer with ramps. He is experienced in loading and securing motorbikes. He also has first-aid qualifications.
We have endeavored to plan this ride free of dangerous corners. Some of the intersections and junctions are inevitably more demanding than others, but none are what we’d class as dangerous. Most of the roads we have chosen are not normally busy at the times we’ll be riding on them. We’ll be asking riders not to bunch up but leave 2 seconds between bikes and not indulge in unnecessary passing.