Responses to the October 29 protest rally in Melbourne have been
very positive. Four groups will ride to the city for the rally the
day after the GP. The rally, among other things, is protesting against
recent moves to force motorcycle & scooter riders to wear high
visibility vests, make government approved protective gear compulsory
and bring back front number plates.
Three groups will ride to the city. All motorcycle & scooter riders
are invited to join them at the assembly areas or en route.
CRANBOURNE: The ride will be led by Johnny Gee in the Antique
Motorcycles truck - 0439 393 912. www.antiquemotorcycle.com.au
Riders will assemble in the car park next to the BP service station. As you
come through Cranbourne heading for Melbourne you pass the Centro
shopping centre on the left, then the car park, then the BP. The route
will be up the Monash Freeway. The ride departs at 11am.
CAMPBELLFIELD: The ride will be led by Anthony. Contact Leah -
0433 908 545. The assembly area is in the Kmart car park at 1434 Sydney
Road, Campbellfield. The route will be down Sydney Road past Highway
31 and Harley City to Royal Parade. There will be a short stop by the
park to regroup. Thyen on to the Haymarket roundabout, Peel Street
past Garner's Hire Bikes then left into A'beckett Street. The ride
departs the Kmart car park at 11am.
CARLTON: This ride is organised by the Victorian Scooter Riders
Association and led by Greg. www.vicscooterriders.com.au The contact is
Steve on 0409 848 428. The assembly area is Argyle Square in Lygon Street from
11am. The ride departs at 11.40am.
HEALESVILLE: The ride will be led by Heather - 0425 720 193. The
assembly area is at AJs Cafe - 5962 2662. www.ajsmotocafe.com.au
335 Maroondah Highway, Healesville. The route will be down the
Maroondah Highway through Lilydale to Springvale Road. Turn right on
Springvale then left onto the Eastern Freeway. The ride departs AJs at
10am. There will be a short stop in Lilydale opposite the Olinda Hotel
to pick up riders.