Ross Inman, of Bundaberg, with his Melbourne-made 1916 GCS.
Ross Inman, of Bundaberg, with his Melbourne-made 1916 GCS.

Century-old motorcycles hit the road

THEY describe themselves as old bikies who share the same interests and enjoy good yarns and a beer or two while sitting around the campfire.

Biggenden hosted 30 riders at the weekend for the Flat Tanks and Girders rally for pre-1950 motorbikes with rides around the district.

Gympie's Errol Browning was first back on Sunday having got a bit lost.

"I went down the wrong road and then lost track of the leaders so came back to camp," he said.

While waiting he took the time to polish up his bike, a 1928 BSA Sloper.

"Now I'm ready for another planned ride this weekend at Teebar," he said.

Mr Browning said most people cart their bikes on the back of a trailer.

"It's safer as most of the bikes only go 60-65km per hour while mine goes close to 80km," he said.

"This isn't fast enough when the speed is 110km.

"Some people do get agro with you."

A rare find was Paul Gillespie's 1917 AJS machine made in England and bought from a private owner in the Netherlands.


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