Velocette Owners Club Christmas Gathering

December 2007 Photo Dave Royston Story Wardy

Four British Singles members were in attendance at the 2007 Velocette Owners Club Christmas gathering held on the weekend of the First and Second of December. The venue for the event was the acreage residence of Keith and Colleen Canning at Woombye, north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
The event began on Saturday afternoon, under a very overcast sky, with thirteen bikes taking part in a ride through Eudlo, Mooloolah and Landsborough to the Ettamogah Pub, for a few refreshments, before returning to Woombye via Chevullum.

Following a barbecue meal presented by Keith and Colleen the men in the group were suitably entertained by a gentleman who could only be described as eccentric, due to the fact that he is preparing a Velocette in the hope of breaking the long standing record of the world’s fastest Velocette. This record is currently held by Burt Monro, of  “The World’s Fastest Indian” fame, at some one hundred and thirty eight (approx) miles per hour. The quality of the parts being incorporated into this project could only be described as incredible. His objective is to produce seventy brake horsepower from the seven hundred cubic centremetre Velocette engine, enough to propel the machine to one hundred and fifty miles per hour. We wish him all the best.

Following heavy over night rain the sky cleared on Sunday morning, which allowed the group to enjoy another ride through the hinterland to Palmwoods, Montville and Maleny before descending down the very steep Postman’s Track, made more interesting as this road was still wet from the night’s rain. On reaching the bottom of the range we had a very enjoyable ride along the valley to Connondale and on to Kenilworth for lunch at the Hotel, famous for the mural of a KSS Velocette on the northern wall. The photo on the right shows the Velos lined up beside the hotel mural. With riders and machines refuelled the ride took us up the Obi Obi road to Mapleton, down past Dulong Lookout and through Palmwoods to return to our base for afternoon tea, before bidding farewell. This was a great weekend riding through some of the best motorcycle roads in South East Queensland.

Many thanks to the Cannings for organising this event.

Following heavy over night rain the sky cleared on Sunday morning, which allowed the group to enjoy another ride through the hinterland to Palmwoods, Montville and Maleny before descending down the very steep Postman’s Track, made more interesting as this road was still wet from the night’s rain. On reaching the bottom of the range we had a very enjoyable ride along the valley to Connondale and on to Kenilworth for lunch at the Hotel, famous for the mural of a KSS Velocette on the northern wall. The photo on the right shows the Velos lined up beside the hotel mural. With riders and machines refuelled the ride took us up the Obi Obi road to Mapleton, down past Dulong Lookout and through Palmwoods to return to our base for afternoon tea, before bidding farewell. This was a great weekend riding through some of the best motorcycle roads in South East Queensland. Many thanks to the Cannings for organising this event..
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Keniworth Hpotel mural

Apart from the socialising and riding over the weekend there must have been some heavy discussion between Dave Royston and Phil White, as Tuesday saw Phil take delivery of the Dave Royston electric start Venom.

Venom

Photo above shows Phil with his new purchase. I am sure Phil will get a lot of enjoyment from this Velocette, as Dave’s restoration on this bike was as good as it gets.

British Singles members who attended were: -
Dave Royston, Velocette Venom
David Dettmar, Velocette KSS
Rob Mutimer, Velocette Venom
Sue Riley & Graham Ward, Velocette Venom.

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