The BSA OC (Birmingham Small Arms – Owners Club) Annual Southern Vales Ride takes the rider through regional areas of south of Adelaide, South Australia. This includes South Australia’s renowned Fleurier Peninsula and concludes with a plesant lunch at Middleton Tavern.
The ride provides engagement with regional communities enables riders to enjoy the company of other like minded motorcycling enthusiasts and experience the classic meandering highways and byways leading across the renowned Fleurier Peninsula.
The day begins as riders meet up at the Victoria Hotel (O’Hallorans’s Hill)- rear car park 08.30 for 9.00 am start. We’ve expanded the ride on last year for : Less traffic, more South Australian coastline, and country roads winding through the southern Adelaide Hills with morning tea at the Hunt Field Airport – where the Seaford Lions Club will again serve up a traditional morning tea (cost $12) and includes a hot tea or coffee or a cool drink along with a select variety of locally made morsels. Feel free to secure a morning tea then relax, chat or wander through the airport aircraft hangers. There will be a variety of fantastic old and new world flying machines on display for us all to enjoy. We may also hear one or two of the amazing engines com to life – weather and engine maintenance permitting. Talk with one of the local aero-club members about these amazing aircraft – includes a well maintained Tiger Moth bi-plane. Listen to how the locals work to save old-world nostalgia for us all to continue to enjoy in the 21st Century
nest we’ll head further down the road to Myponga Reservoir, meander along highland roads through to Normanville and Yankalilla and on through local farming communities in the Inman Valley area. Remember to follow directions from the BSA OC Ride Leader and the ride Marshals – they’ll indicate turn direction at selected intersections to keep us all on the right track.
Please also consider how fast modern disc brakes will pullyou up when stopping compared with the (amazing for their time) stopping power of the drum brakes e.g. like this lad’s Dads’s 1951 BSA Twin A10 Golden Flash. The idea is for us all to have a great relaxing ride, stay safe and to do it all again next year.
All bikes and riders are welcome. please be mindful of the mixture of old, new and different size bikes and rider abilities. Ride officials will indicate change in direction at selected turns and corners until all riders have passed through- so there’s no need to panic or hurry. let’s all arrive safe for lunch (cost $17.00) at the Middleton Tavern where the ride concludes. After Lunch explore Horseshoe Bay, then take the direct journey back to Adelaide (55 minutes or get lost and explore a new way to get home. There’s plenty of beautiful beaches and a wide variety of town or beach walks and lookouts. Join up with other riders or go home alone. The proposed route is provided below and has a total distance of approximately 150 kms – which is subject to change without notice.