Pictured on a recent Border Run is Claude’s 1951 (I think) Matchless 350cc. He rides this bike all over Australia.
He lives in Victoria and the WA/SA Border was only a slight diversion for him on his way to Birdsville. Gravel roads are a breeze on his bike. He’s also been known to ride his 500cc twin Matchless on these long rides.
When the National Velocette Rally was in Perth a couple of years ago he rode his Velocette from Victoria to Perth and back home.
All these rides are with no back-up vehicle. And we think riding to
Bunbury is pretty good? I think part of his maintenance schedule is to
use excess oil on the motor to prevent rusting ha ha. Makes you want to
get your old bike out and go for a long ride doesn’t it. Doesn’t it?