Home of the 1952 Australian TT, 1954 & 1955 Victorian TT
Rod Dutton offered to lead ride for the day, Rod never disappoints with an interesting ride on some of those local roads less travelled even by us between Staughton Vale and Little River.
We headed out though our usual route, Barrabool Hills, Teesdale, Bannockburn, Maude, Anakie, Staughton Vale and on to the tiny Little River township.
A phone call the night confirmed the service station/post office general store sold coffee and a variety of hot food and cakes and had some seating available.
A few interesting points about little river:
The travelers rest Hotel was opened in 1839, and people traveled from Melbourne to Geelong through Little River over the bridge and the railway line was opened in 1857.
The Little River band was named after Little River after seeing the road sign.
The town has been the location for filming a number of films and Australian dramas, We can be heroes: Finding the Australian of The Year and Angry Boys. and “Blue Healers”
Home of The 1952 Australian TT, 1954 & 1955 Victorian TT
It was also featured in the Film Mad Max.
Thank you to Graeme Wilson for Tail End Charlie duties. (Great to have you back Graeme after you Lockdown in Melbourne)
Author: Ron Study.
|Rod Dutton||Kawasaki||1978||Z650 (Ride Lead)|
|Mal Loone||BMW||1982||R65 (G)|
|Noel Wills||BMW||1983||Le Mans|
|Graeme Wilson||BMW||1985||K750 (TEC)|
|Ron Study||Harley Davidson||1991||Heritage Softail|
|David MacInnis||Royal Enfeild||2020||Interceptor 650|
|Kathy Liffermas||Pillion (G)|