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Wandong Vinduro entries now open
19 February 2020

Our first event for the year is the Wandong Vinduro on 29 March 2020.

It's also the first time we've had a vinduro at this location.

The event will be held on a private property ride with 450 acres of fantastic bush.

There'll be lots of single track, making it a great opportunity for special test practice for those racing at the A3VE in May.

No rego is needed for this event, bikes should have headlight and tail light (not necessarily working).

You will need to purchase a MA one event recreation licence, unless you have an annual MA racing or recreation licence.

More details and online entry is available now.

A3VE entries thus far
19 February 2020

Check out this list of competitors who have entered the A3VE so far.

Sign up now for this unique event! Where else can you ride an old school time-card vinduro on a vintage bike?


2020 A3VE - Can you help out?
18 February 2020

Preparation for the 2020 A3VE began months ago. Peter Drakeford, Steve Cannon and Tom Gleeson have been doing some hard work out on the trails around Blackwood; and there's a lot of other work going on in the background too!

We'll need plenty of help leading up to, and at the event. If you can lend a hand please get in touch. Whether its for the whole event or just one day.

We will definitely need help in the week before the event for setting up special tests etc, and also for packing them up again afterwards.

If you can help in any way and would like to volunteer please contact our volunteer coordinator Don by email - volunteer@verivinduro.com.au



Reserve a pit area for 2020 A3VE

16 February 2020

Riders may wish to reserve a specific spot in the pit area located on the Blackwood Oval at this year's A3VE. To do so contact us via email at a3ve.pits@verivinduro.com.au

Please note that we can't guarantee that we will be able to fulfill all requests. However everyone will get a pit area to use for repairs and maintenance at the event.

If you are not fussy about where you are located in the pit area, you don't need to contact us, we will allocate you a position.

A map of the start/finish area can be viewed on the A3VE Parc Ferme & tips page.


VERi at Motorfest
14 February 2020

VERi will be at the 2020 Daylesford Motorfest this Sunday 16 February.

If you're there drop by and have a chat about the A3VE or any of our other events.

For more info about this event go to the Motorfest website.


Two NSW teams selected for A3VE

6 February 2020

Please note that two NSW teams have been selected for the 2020 A3VE. Please do not send in any further nominations.

A3VE Supplementary Regulations and entry now available
3 February 2020

The Supplementary Regulations, and entry, for the 2020 A3VE are now available.

Go to the A3VE Supplementary Regulations page on the VERi website. Links to entry options for competition and non-competitive riders can be found at section 4.3.

Important announcement about 2020 A3VE
27 January 2020

The second edition of the Australian 3 day Vintage Enduro (A3VE) will be held in Blackwood, Victoria from 21 – 24 May 2020.

Get yourself fired up with our official promo video below. You can also view a full-screen version for greater effect!


For 2020 competition riders will register online using Ridernet, Motorcycling Australia?s online licencing and events system. VR (Rally Class) entrants will register via an online form on the VERi website.

In the lead-up to the publication of Supplementary Regulations and entry opening for the A3VE soon the State Coordinators listed below have volunteered to select riders for their 4 man State Trophy and 4 man Vase Teams (the Vase team is traditionally a second level team).

ACT: Mark Boddy - mboddy@grapevine.com.au
SA: Adrian Fitzgerald - silverfoxracing1@gmail.com
QLD: Noel Schultz - noelsr175@gmail.com
VIC: Bryan Noble - bryan.l.noble@gmail.com
WA: Barry Mitcheson - enquiries@vindurowa.com

Please note: NSW teams both filled as of 6 Feb 2020.

Please note that State Trophy and Vase Team riders cannot double up as Club Team riders.

Competition class riders can also nominate their Club Team name and members and send them to entry@verivinduro.com.au

Rally Class riders will be grouped together if requested but there is no award or category for teams in the Rally Class.

Happy New Year
28 December 2019

VERi wishes a safe and prosperous 2020 to everyone. The committee is looking forward to the exciting year we have planned. See you at the next riders' briefing!


Johnny Mullagh - One of Australia's first cricketing heroes
27 December 2019

Johnny Mullagh was a star of the all-Indigenous cricket team that travelled to England in 1868, and will be a familiar name to those who attend the Harrow Vinduro.

This article in The Guardian sheds some light on his interesting life.



VERi 2020 calendar announced
2 December 2019

Check out the VERi calendar for next year. There are some old favourites, the return of a popular event, plus a totally new venue.

Wandong Vinduro - March 29
Shannons Insurance BBB - April 10-12
A3VE (@ Blackwood) - May 21-24
Yarram Vinduro - June 28
Harrow Vinduro - July 25-26
Beaufort Vinduro - August 30
Bonnie Doon Vinduro & end of year event - October 25

Please note: All dates subject to change.


Thanks to everyone who made the 2019 Beaufort Vinduro a huge success

25 November 2019

The final event for 2019 was a ripper, with 101 riders. The track had plenty of challenges and would have been perfect if it was just a bit less dusty. Never mind... The free catering for entrants was much appreciated and there was a great sense of bonhomie throughout the Raglan Reserve on Saturday night.

Thanks to everyone who made it happen: Peter Drakeford, Raglan Reserve Committee, Sally Crick, HVP, Phil Whiteman, Lou Coutts, Karen Flowers, Darryl Flowers, Andrea King, Rod King, Colin Harper, Geoff Morris, Short Stuff Printing, Kerry Williams, John 'Tex' O'Brien, Kristen Cahill, Stephen McCrae, Greg Gunn, John Cahill, Bruce McIntosh, John Searby, the Trengrove family, Tony Stilli, Rachelle Wilkinson, Andrew Goddard, Ben McCosh, Zac Pecorini, DWELP, Steve Cannon, Ross Wells, Trevor Morley and anyone we've forgotten.

Special mention must also be made of the the people of Beaufort, Raglan and Chute who always make us so welcome. We'll be back next year.

Speaking of next year, the VERi committee is working on venues and dates for 2020, and we should have an announcement very soon, so stay tuned.

Make sure your bike is ship-shape for the Beaufort Vinduro
15 November 2019

VERi has noticed over recent events that standards might be slipping a little when it comes to bike preparation. Our scrutineers will be looking for things like broken levers, worn out wheel bearings, non-returning throttles and buggered brakes at Beaufort. It's going to be a great ride, and it'd be a shame to have your bike back on the trailer instead of in the pines!


True grit Brit riding a vintage Maico at the ISDE

12 November 2019

Hats off from VERi to Brad Mair from the UK who is riding a vintage Maico at the 2019 ISDE. No, not the vintage class, the full six day version with the modern bikes!

We wish him well.

Best wishes as well to everyone riding the vintage ISDE which starts on November 13.

Online entry for Beaufort Vinduro now available
1 November 2019

Online entry for Beaufort Vinduro on 24th November 2019 is now open!

'Into the Pines' Beaufort / Raglan Vinduro is on again, our last event for the year with free catering and camping for members and entrants.

Book in early and secure your number and meals.

Number stickers will be limited.

West Wimmera Senior Citizen of the Year announced - Lachie Turner
24 October 2019

From the West Wimmera Shire Council website:

West Wimmera Shire Council has named Harrow's Lachlan Turner as the 2019 Senior Citizen of the Year.

Mr Turner was presented the award at the senior citizens concert in Goroke on Wednesday. He was one of 12 people nominated for the award.

Mr Turner founded the "Classic Scramble" motorbike event in Harrow in the early 2000s. The event was followed by the Vindero Motorbike Event in 2008.

He is an active supporter and promoter of both events, which bring tens of thousands of dollars in economic benefit to the Harrow community and surrounding businesses.

Now aged in his 80s, Mr Turner still volunteers at these events.

Mr Turner said he enjoyed being involved in the motorbike events.

"I just like to poke me nose in – I get good fellowship out of it," he said.

Mr Turner said the Vindero was on the last weekend in July each year.

"It brings people in from Victoria, ACT, Queensland, NSW and South Australia," he said.

The Senior Citizen of the Year award recognises shire residents aged 60 years or more who have made a difference to community wellbeing, have a positive attitude towards aging, continue to be active in their community, and encourage others to do the same.

Cr Richard Hicks presented Mr Turner with the award on Wednesday.

He said Mr Turner was a great asset to the Harrow community.

"He is considered a very important figure by the event organisers," he said.

"He's contribution is recognised as a great success and of great value to the community."

The other award nominees were Anne Nuzum, Deanna Farran-Field, Elsa Williams, Helen Mulraney-Roll, Lynette Powell, Marion Major, Therese Burgess and Edenhope Anglican Op Shop committee members Dorothy White, Jeannie Clayton, Lorraine Defrederick, and Val Winfield,

All nominees received a certificate from the shire.



Online entry for Tallarook Vinduro now closed
21 October 2019

Please note that online entry for the Tallarook Vinduro on October 27 has now closed.

You can still enter at the event, however a $10 late entry fee will apply.



A3VE in VMX magazine

13 October 2019

The latest issue (#79) of VMX magazine has an article about VERi's 2019 A3VE, with some nice photos. There is also the usual high quality vintage dirt bike content that readers have come to expect.

See if you can spot the VERi advertisement too.

Buy a copy or take out a subscription!

Toby Price finishes fourth in Morocco
13 October 2019

From Australasian Dirt Bike website:

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing's Toby Price has won the fifth and final stage of the 2019 Rally du Maroc to finish fourth overall.

Totalling 456.84 kilometres, stage five of the Rally du Maroc took riders north from their bivouac near Erfoud to the host city of Fes. Lying fifth overall after day four, Price came into the short, final timed special with eight minutes to make up on the leaders. The New South Welshman was the 15th rider to enter the stage and although the start position would often prove to be an advantage, Price would still have to catch and pass several riders ahead in order to make up time. Pushing hard, right from the start, he gained on the leaders with every kilometre. Unfortunately, a small crash resulted in the reigning Dakar Champion losing too many seconds and despite pushing on for the rest of the stage to ultimately top the day's standings, he was unable to make up enough time to take the event win. Fourth overall, Price now looks ahead to the 2020 Dakar Rally and the defence of his title.

"It hasn't been a bad rally for me, I only just missed out on the podium, which is frustrating, but it's been really good training," said Price. "I knew I had to push really hard on that last stage and was making up good time but then had a small crash and gave myself a bit of a stiff neck. I missed out on the podium by just seven seconds but all-in-all I'm pleased with how I rode. Navigation was really tricky here and we had to learn to ride with the minimum of information. I'm hoping that will put us in a good position for January and the Dakar Rally.

Leading the overall standings going into the final day of racing, Short knew he would still have to attack the 168-kilometre timed special to defend his position from the riders behind. A crash early on in the stage couldn't slow the American's progress and despite the added pressure of being one of the first riders on track the Husqvarna FR 450 Rally mounted rider put in another excellent ride to complete the stage in fifth.

"I can't believe it – it doesn't seem real right now," said Short following his victory. "My main goal coming to Morocco was to finish second in the championship, but to take the win feels unreal. I was second at the Silk Way, which was huge for me but there were a few of the top riders missing. Now all the guys are here at this event getting ready for Dakar and to take the win with such stiff competition is amazing. I couldn't have done it without the support of the team and the opportunity they have given me over the last couple of years."

Besides Price, there were three more Australians competing in Rally du Maroc. Mark Davidson, Ben Young and Troy O'Connor all raced for Duust Rally Team.

Mark Davidson retired from the race early into Stage 2 with injuries to his ribs from a crash. Ben Young finished 38th in Stage 5 and Troy O'Connor was 33rd in the final stage.



Next event on VERi calendar is Tallarook Vinduro
2 September 2019

The next VERi event will be the Tallrook Vinduro on Sunday 27 October. This much-loved event always delivers great riding, combined with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Free camping available at the venue on Saturday night. Toilets will be the only facilities provided, so BYO everything!

All bikes will need to be registered (full/CPS/rec.) and riders must hold a current VicRoads motorcycle licence or interstate equivalent.

Online entry here now

Two more events added for 2019
6 August 2019

VERi plans on running two more vinduro events for 2019.

The next event on the calendar will be at Tallarook on Sunday 27 October, followed by Beaufort on Sunday 24 November. Please note that both events require bikes to be registered; and riders must have a motorcycle licence. VERi will not be organising UVPs for either of these events.

Stay tuned for more details.


VERi spreads the goodwill after successful Harrow Vinduro

3 August 2019

The eleventh edition of the Harrow Vinduro was a tremendous success, with almost 200 riders taking part. The weather was kind, and entrants were treated to two challenging loops of fun riding.

The club thanks everyone who travelled to Harrow to take part, and all of the volunteers and sponsors who made it happen. As always we are deeply indebted to the people of this remarkable little town who make us so welcome.

VERi Secretary Peter Drakeford presented Sue Finn with a cheque for $6000 following the 2019 Harrow Vinduro. The money was raised from camping fees and donations, and will go towards renovations at the Johnny Mullagh Reserve.


New committee voted in at AGM

28 July 2019

The VERi AGM was held on Saturday 27 July at Harrow. The club committee elections were held, with all positions retained by the incumbents, except for President. As Jimbo Laidler had decided not to seek re-election, Geoff Morris was nominated for the role and unanimously voted in.

Geoff has previously served as the club's Treasurer and Vice President.

VERi thanks Jimbo for his work as President over the last two years.

2019 Harrow Vinduro update #4
25 July 2019

Timetable for the weekend...

Friday

Sign in: 10am - 4pm
Scrutineering: 1pm - 5pm

Saturday

Sign in: 8am - 4pm
Scrutineering: 8am - 12pm
Riders briefing: 11.30am
Natural terrain scramble track: 12pm - 4pm
VERi AGM (members only): 5pm - 6pm
Dinner at hall (booking required): 6pm

Sunday

Sign in: 7.30am - 8.30am
Scrutineering: 7.30am - 8.30am
Riders briefing: 8.30am
First riders away: 9am
Course closes: TBA

Note: All times subject to change.

VERi AGM is at Harrow this weekend
23 July 2019

The VERi AGM, for current financial members only, will be held at the hall in Harrow at 5pm on Saturday. Please arrive on time. Dinner will commence after the meeting at 6pm. We ask that non-members do not attend the AGM.


2019 Harrow Vinduro update #3

23 July 2019

Don't forget that all bikes at the Harrow Vinduro must be registered. VERi is unable to assist with UVPs at this stage.

2019 A3VE in Just Bikes
23 July 2019

The latest issue of Just Bikes (edition 19-13) released on 18 July 2019 has an in depth article, with lots of photos, about the 2019 A3VE. It?s in newsagents now, so go out and grab a copy and/or take out subscription.


2019 Harrow Vinduro entrants list (updated again)

23 July 2019

Check out the updated list of entrants for the 2019 Harrow Vinduro, with team names included. Please note that this starting order is still subject to change before Sunday.

2019 Harrow Vinduro update #2
21 July 2019

Please note that email entries for the 2019 Harrow Vinduro close tonight at 11.59pm. Postal entries have already closed.

You can still turn up to the event and enter at the venue on Saturday, or Sunday morning. Please bring correct change with you, as we don't have EFTPOS capability.

Entry fees are available on the entry form. You can print out a copy, and fill it out to speed things up if you wish.

2019 Harrow Vinduro entrants list (updated)
18 July 2019

Check out the updated list of entrants for the 2019 Harrow Vinduro. Please note that this starting order is still subject to change, but it gives you a rough idea of where we are at so far.

There's still time to pre-enter (but only just), and you can enter at the event.

2019 Harrow Vinduro entrants list
8 July 2019

Check out the list of entrants for the 2019 Harrow Vinduro so far. Please note that this list doesn't necessarily reflect final starting order.

Keep sending those entry forms in, and don't forget to pre-pay to secure your start position!


Important note about 2019 Harrow Vinduro entries

8 July 2019

Attention all entrants! The cash payment at the event option is intended for those who are entering at the event only.

It is NOT meant for those pre-entering.

Bear in mind that you will NOT secure a position until we have received payment.So, you might have the first entry in, but if we are not paid until the event, you could be the last rider away. Team positions are not allocated until all three team members have paid.

If you have already pre-entered and not made a bank deposit of sent a cheque, please contact us ASAP to arrange payment.

2019 Harrow Vinduro update #1
6 July 2019

The first three starting positions (1A,1B,1C) will not be allocated by entry, but will be auctioned for charity at the Saturday night dinner.

They are special editions that are different to the rest of the numbers.

The winners can either be the first away, or they can elect to ride in their previously assigned starting position if they wish. We will not plug any gaps in the starting order left by the three winners.


2019 Harrow Vinduro entry and UVP form now available

4 July 2019

The entry form for the 11th edition of the world famous Harrow Vinduro is now available. There's also a UVP application form for those that need it.

Links to the two forms are on the home page, and under 2019 Calendar of events.

Get ready for the Harrow Vinduro!
2 July 2019

The 11th edition of the world famous Harrow Vinduro will take place on 27 - 28 July 2019.

This year there'll be a natural terrain scramble track available on the Saturday, and two separate loops of about 35km each on Sunday. Both of these will return to the start/finish area in town.

All bikes must ne pre 1988 models, with registration (full/CPS/recreational/UVP), and not too noisy.

There'll be a dinner available on Saturday night, and there are some cool event t-shirts available for sale at the event.

Stay tuned for more details. Entry and UVP forms will be published soon.


Meet & greet KTM & Husqvarna enduro team members
26 June 2018

Enduro fans can meet Husqvarna riders Daniel Sanders and Fraser Higlett; as well as Daniel Milner, Callum Norton and Lyndon Snodgrass from the KTM Enduro Racing Team at Mototech Mildura on Thursday 4 July from 5 - 6pm.

Mototech is located at 34 Seventh Street, Mildura, Victoria.

Getting to the Yarram Vinduro
18 June 2019

The event will be held at Yarram Motocross Track, 96 Morris Road, Yarram, 3971.

From Melbourne: Take M1 to Morwell, take the C474 exit and then turn right towards Churchill, at the first roundabout go left onto Firmins Lane (C475), at roundabout turn left onto Hazlewood Road (C476), then right onto Mattingley Hill Road (C475). Turn right onto Hyland Hwy (C482) and follow it towards Yarram. Turn right onto the South Gippsland Hwy (A440), then right onto Buckleys Island Road, and left into Morris Road.

From Traralgon: Take the Hyland Hwy (C482) from Shakespeare Street and follow it towards Yarram. Turn left onto the South Gippsland Hwy (A440), then right onto Buckleys Island Road, and left into Morris Road.

Note: these are suggested routes only, you may be able to find a more convenient or quicker way yourself!

2018 Yarram Vinduro details
6 June 2019
  • 29-30 June 2019
  • Entry fee $75 ($60 + $15 MV levy)
  • $10 for camping Saturday night
  • $50 to renew your membership
  • Enter at the event only
  • Pre-payment is fine, bring filled in form & proof of payment
  • No late fee
  • All bikes must be registered & riders licenced.
  • Entrants (only) can ride MX track from 1pm on Saturday
  • Riders briefing at 8.30am on Sunday, first riders away at 9am
  • 70km loop on Sunday
  • Entry form available for download. Print it out and bring along to the event!


A3VE report by Odd Bod Racing
3 June 2019

Queenslander Richard Dyke has kindly produced an in-depth report on the inaugural A3VE, complete with photos. Thanks for coming down for the event, and we hope to see you and many more Queenslanders at the next A3VE in 2020.

VERi memberships fees are due now
2 June 2019

VERi club membership is due now and can be paid directly into the VERi bank account. You will find the account number on the membership form.

When depositing into the account please put your name, membership and member number (if you know it).

The amount for yearly membership is $50.

If you have a vehicle on the Club Permit Scheme (a.k.a red plate) your membership needs to be paid prior to 30 June 2019 to be compliant. If you are not a financial member of the club, your vehicle is effectively unregistered!

Any queries please contact Karen via email - treas@verivinduro.com.au


Next VERi event is Yarram Vinduro
31 May 2019

Enter at the event only, please bring correct change if possible and pre-payment via bank transfer is welcome. Entry form will be available on VERi website very soon.

The main ride is on Sunday, with a special test and motocross track available on Saturday afternoon for entrants.

The course consists of nice flowing tracks, with sandy sections, tight sections, and the odd gully thrown in. Drakie had a great time last year on his 80cc Puch!

Camping is available at the venue on Saturday night only. Yarram township is about 2km away with two supermarkets, two caravan parks, a bowling club and pub.


The first ever A3VE was a resounding success!

27 May 2019

VERi are delighted that the first ever Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro has been run and won, The happy punters made all the hard work worthwhile.

Thanks to all of the riders, sponsors, officials, volunteers, locals, land owners and everyone else who made this an unforgettable experience.

We have to recover a bit first, but we're already talking about A3VE 2020!