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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
19 December 2021

VERi wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We hope you all enjoy spending some quality time with family and friends, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible with your old bikes at our events in 2022.

2022 VERi Calendar of Events
12 November 2021

With no more VERi events planned for this year, it's time to look ahead to 2022.

VERi is planning a big 2022 to compensate for the lacklustre last couple of years we've all endured.

Check out the calendar of events we've put together:

March 27: Wandong
April 16 - 17: Broadford Bike Bonanza
April 30 - May 1: Won Wron
June 18 - 19: Harrow
July 17: Mere Farm (via Trentham, A3VE final moto location)
August 14: Ross Creek
September 10 - 11: TBA

All dates and events are subject to change, but we hope these will remain solid.

It goes without saying that VERi must continue to comply with all Victorian COVIDSafe settings that may be in place.

Stay tuned for more details of our 2022 events.

VERi Committee Election Update

10 November 2021

Thanks to our members who participated in the nomination process. After counting the nominations, it turned out that the club doesn't need to proceed with the voting part of the committee election process, as all the positions have only received one seconded nomination each.

Imagine a drum-roll as you welcome the new committee:
  • President: Colin Harper
  • Vice President: Paul Kalika
  • Secretary: Peter Drakeford
  • Assistant Secretary: Geoff Morris
  • Treasurer: Karen Flowers
  • Communications Manager: John O'Brien

Your new committee is looking forward to a revitalised year of vinduro riding in 2022.

Message from the outgoing President

Thank you to all the members for your support over the last 2 years, the committee have made a lot of plans that have mostly come to nought however we managed to sneak in a few events, most notably a successful 3 Day Vintage Enduro that attracted entries from all over the country.

We are already working on events for 2022 and are hopeful this will be a good year for us all.

Now that it looks like we will be getting busy it's my time to step down from the Presidency and hand the reins over to Colin Harper, a tireless worker that has always been there to support the running of our events and for his sidekick we have the return of Paul Kalika on the committee as Vice President, I'm sure they will do well in the roles.

Along with the continuing support of club stalwarts, Peter Drakeford, Karen Flowers and John O'Brien and me helping out on the fringes I'm sure we will keep moving forward.

If any of you are able to help at any of the events then please reach out to any of the committee members to offer your support.

Thank you

Geoff Morris, ex-president

Nominations for VERi Committee election now open
12 October 2021

Hi VERi members

We had great plans for 2021 but a virus scuttled us once again, it's been a total pain but if you're still here to whinge then that's a good thing at least.

Our annual general meeting at Harrow didn't come off so we are going to run a virtual election for our committee.

Committee members need to be able to communicate with each other and plan through what we need to do to keep events running smoothly. By working together we can take the load off any one person having to do too much.

If you have skills in dealing with bureaucracies or just wish to be involved then don't be shy in coming forward If you're an "ideas" person, then all the better.

All positions are considered vacant, so don't be put off by the list of incumbents. Please step forward if you feel up to the job. You can nominate yourself, or someone else.

As nominations have to be seconded, once someone has received 2 nominations they'll be considered as a potential candidate.

Voting will then take place once all nominations have been collated. Information about the voting process will be sent to members by email.

Current committee positions are:
  • President – Geoff Morris (Intends to stand down due to work commitments, if you feel you're up for the role please put your hand up).
  • Secretary – Peter Drakeford
  • Treasurer – Karen Flowers
  • Vice President – Greg Gunn
  • Communications Manager / Assistant Secretary - John O'Brien

We also have positions for appointed delegates that the new committee will appoint as helpers and they may appoint more than one person for each role.

If you feel that you are not up to taking on a full committee position then you can help in a smaller way by nominating yourself as a delegate.

Delegate positions:
  • Classic Permit Scheme Officer
  • Motorcycle eligibility
  • Communications Assistant
  • Safety Compliance
  • Event Assistant
  • Sweep rider coordinator
Nominations must be received by no later than 10pm on Sunday 24 October 2021.

Please note that the nomination and voting process is for financial (i.e. fully paid up) VERi members only.

Go to the nomination page.

2021 Harrow Vinduro cancelled

19 September 2021

Unfortunately with Victorian lockdowns set to continue into late October, the VERi Committee has made the tough decision to cancel the 2021 Harrow Vinduro.

We are very disappointed to miss out on this iconic event again, and we know you are too. We plan to run the 2022 Harrow Vinduro on the weekend of 18 - 19 June.

VERi apologises for any inconvenience caused. If you've already paid your entry fee you can just roll it over to the 2022 event. Get in touch via email to arrange a refund if required -

If circumstances allow, we may be able to run an vinduro event in early November. We'll keep you posted.

The committee is also working on dates and venues for 2022. Keep an eye out for an announcement soon.

Thank you
The VERi Committee

Italy and USA crowned 2021 ISDE champions
5 September 2021

Bringing the ninety fifth running of the International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) to a thrilling climax, the sixth and final day of action saw Italy do what they have looked like doing ever since the start of the event as they finally lifted the World Trophy team trophy, much to the delight of their home fans. Making it a memorable double for Italy, the host nation also topped the Junior World Trophy category, while the USA put the finishing touches to their incredible week-long performance to win in the Women?s World Trophy category. Securing his first ever outright individual ISDE win, Josep Garcia (KTM) ended the 2021 ISDE as the undisputed overall fastest rider.

Read the full story.

2021 Harrow Vinduro rescheduled again
1 September 2021

Due to the extension of the latest Victorian lockdown, VERi has been left with no choice but to reschedule the 2021 Harrow Vinduro yet again. Circumstances allowing, it will now take place on the weekend of 9-10 October 2021.

The event will continue with the same format as previously announced, with an enduro loop at Possum Park (Chetwynd) on Saturday, and an exciting ride around familiar Harrow farmland on Sunday.

All bookings, included meals, will be carried over to the new dates.

The rescheduled Harrow Vinduro means that the Won Wron Vinduro which was scheduled for the following weekend in October will not go ahead.

We hope that we will be able to run an event at Won Wron in 2022.

VERi apologises for any inconvenience caused, and if the new date is unsuitable and you've already paid your entry fee get in touch via email and we'll arrange a refund -

We hope you're all well

26 August 2021

The COVID-19 restrictions seem to be never ending, and we understand how frustrating this is.

We want everyone in the VERi community to look after themselves.

If you are feeling a bit down, or just need someone to talk to then reach out to a VERi mate.

If you think someone could use a lift then consider making the first move. It doesn't have to be intrusive - ask them how that bottom end rebuild is coming along, or what they'll be riding when we get the chance to get together again.

We're all into this sport because of a shared loved of vintage dirt bikes, no matter what our individual situations are. We want everyone to get through this the best they can (just like the infamous Glenelg River crossing at Harrow).

While we are not running as many events as we used to, small groups can still organise their own trailride together. Once restrictions lift enough, try organising a ride with a fellow VERi member and shake those cobwebs off.

Please remember that there are also resources available to all Australians if you need to talk to someone (other than a VERi mate):
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
  • MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
  • Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
  • Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36
  • Headspace on 1800 650 890
We look forward to seeing you on the trail, in the parc ferme, and/or around the camp fire as soon as we can!