After what has seemed like an inordinate stretch of wet weather, the NSW Macarthur Branch welcomed blue sky and bright sunshine for the 2012 Memorial Ride.
Coincidently, the timing was such that most of the NatCom members were able to participate in what would be one of the largest rides of its kind.
The final count was 300 bikes and 400 people. If there was another ride better represented then please drop us a line and let us know about it.
The ride commenced at Narellan Maccas and snaked its way along Remembrance Drive through Picton and out to Cordeaux Dam. There were no incidents to speak of, however, 2 of the hard working corner marshals had a ‘moment’ when one of them forgot his side-stand at the completion of the ride.
The organisation was exemplary, there was even a coffee van catering to the discerning palettes of the throng.
President Denis and Ex-President Kim Kennerson led observances for Ol' No.1, Jack Lewin and Geoff Mayfield, plus, the many other members who have Ridden On. Difficult to obtain permanent plaques were unveiled and well deserved certificates of appreciation were awarded to Trevor Northwood and Ian Keeley.
If you get the opportunity, pay a visit to Lake Cordeaux Dam just West of Wollongong NSW, it’s a lovely spot. And have a look at those plaques, you will be proud to be a Ulyssian.