Many thanks to Peter Arundel from Victoria, the current owner of the original TT bike that appears on the banner, for having it on display at the event.
Peter 'Pole' Bland - the event organiser
The first Australian motorcycle Tourist Trophy Race was held near Goulburn NSW in April 1914 and was run over local public roads.
On the 12th & 13th April 2014, The Veteran, Vintage and Classic Motor Cycle Club of ACT held a classic motorcycle 'club ride' to celebrate 100 years since the first TT race was held.
This much anticipated Club ride was based at the small New South Wales village of Collector, and incorporated both a Saturday ride with an overnight stay at Collector on the Saturday night and a Sunday ride around the original TT course.
Camping facilities were available at the Collector Showground and there were rooms available at the Collector Hotel.
The Saturday ride started from the Collector Showground at 2pm and travelled through Breadalbane to Gunning for a 'coffee' stop, then returned back along the same route to the Collector Showground. (approximately 84 kilometres in total)
The ride over the original TT course (approximately 52 kilometres) on the Sunday started from the Collector Showground at 11.30am, and travelled along the Federal Hwy to the junction of the Hume Hwy, then left up the Hume to the township of Breadalbane. Then another left turn in the main street of Breadalbane onto the Collector road, back to Collector for a sausage sizzle style lunch at the Showground.