Ballarat Rovers Motor Cycle Club

        Ballarat Rovers Motor Cycle Club Est. 1952

       Monza is a Tear-Off Free Zone


Renewal or Join On Line : Click Here. Membership Valid till 31-12-2022

Latest News:
We meet 8:15 Thursday nights Hut 25 Ballarat Airport on the 1st & 3rd of Feb, March, April & May. 1st only for June, July & Aug. 1st & 3rd of Sept & Oct & every Thursday in Nov. Subject to change


****** Payment details for 70th Reunion ******

Thank you for letting us know that you are coming to our 70th birthday celebrations, we can’t wait to catch up and reminisce about old times.

For catering purposes could you please pay for your tickets as soon as possible & no later than September 9th. Thank you.

To pay for the evening can you please bank transfer to:

Ballarat Rovers MCC
BSB 083 526
Account: 515 673 562

Make sure you put your name AND “Reunion” or “70th” so we know who it's from.


Ballarat Rovers MCC

More info contact Sue or George or go to our Facebook page.



It's finally here. Our great club is celebrating its 70th year & we would like all members (Past & present), families & friends to come along to help us celebrate this auspicious occasion.

It will be held at the Greyhound track corner of Rubicon & Sutton St Ballarat. Plenty of off street parking.

Start time 6:30. 2 course meal & drinks at bar prices. $60 per head.

Contact Sue 0438078833 or George 0407814165 by the 10th of August to book your tickets.

Click here for directions



Trials Mt Bolton Sun 24th (Helpers needed too)

FREE ENTRY. Sand Pit Rd Mt Bolton. Come & be amazed at what these guys & gals can do on a motorbike. Up 3m rock walls, over tree trunks the size of small car. Just incredible. Onsite catering.

Click here for directions

If you would like to be right in the action & can help out (No experience needed) text Stace 0439 388 581 for more details. Lunch & drinks provided.



General meeeting this Thursday 2nd of June Clubrooms Ballarat Airport

Doors open 7:30, meeting from 8:15. The only one for June

Not a member? Not a problem. Come out as a guest. Family friendly. We do serve alcohol but we have soft drinks, water, (Free) tea & coffee and supper.


Flaggies needed 21st & 22nd May for our Western Region MX

If you’re a fan of motorsport, and want a free and spectacular publicly inaccessible vantage point right in the thick of the action, plus a free lunch, we’ve got a deal for you!

Join us at Monza for the Barry Francis Western Region this weekend as a flaggy, and you’ll be a well fed trackside participant in one of the most exciting moto comps on our calendar.

No experience required, you just need to be over 16 and we’ll give you all the training you need.


Junior Only Practice 14th May, Working Bee 15th, Helpers still needed 21st & 22nd May for our Western Region MX

Junior only practice Sat 14th May open 9, riding from 10

Working B Sun 15th from 11am

Desperate for helpers 21st & 22nd Dont have to be members, food & drinks supplied, 1/2, full or both days Anything will help approx 8am-4pm but should finish earlier

please ring with how many, what days, all day or if only half day am or pm so I can add to the list

More info ring After Hours Nick 0429400711 or Scott 0409190782


Helpers needed 21st & 22nd May at Monza approx 8am-4pm for our Western Region MX

Helpers needed 21st & 22nd May at Monza approx 8am-4pm for our West Reg round. Whether you can do 1 or 2 days, half day, all helps. You will be fed & drinks supplied

Need 1 sweep rider for both days Must have a MA lic or buy a rec one on the day, flag marshals, starters & finish line (Must be 16yo+ for those jobs) & canteen too

Please ring AH Nick 0429400711 or Scott 0409190782 with how many avail, what days, both days, one day, all day or if only half day am or pm


Practice Monza Sunday 8th May. SENIOR ONLY must be 16yo or over!

SENIOR ONLY must be 16yo or over! Gates open 9, riding from 10. Ride Park Day so no licence required. More details go to our Facebook page.


General meeeting this Thursday 5th of May Clubrooms Ballarat Airport

Doors open 7:30, meeting from 8:15.

Not a member? Not a problem. Come out as a guest. Family friendly. We do serve alcohol but we have soft drinks, water, (Free) tea & coffee and supper.


2022 Event Calendar. (I will move this Calendar up after every event to keep it near the top)

2022 is going to be a great year for the Rovers! Our schedule is below and there’s plenty of variety.
Please note (at this stage) limited club days are back! BUT these can only run
IF we have enough interest AND enough help throughout the year.
Let’s make this happen, Rovers!

Feb 26th: Mystery road ride(Done)
Mar 13th: Practice Monza(Done)
Mar 27th: Practice Monza(Done)
Apr 10th: Practice Monza(Done)
Apr 24th: Trials Mt Bolton(Done)
Apr 30th/31st: Overnight mystery road ride (Posponed TBA)
May 8th: Senior practice Monza
May 14th: Junior practice Monza
May 15th: Working bee
May 21st/22nd: Western Regions Monza
June 11th/12th: Practice Monza
June 18th/19th: Working bee Monza
June 25th/26th: Monza two day Open
July 29th: Trials Mt Bolton
Aug 27th/28th: Practice Monza
Sept 10th/11th: Western Regions
Sept 18th/19th: BRMCC 70th Anniversary (details to be confirmed)
Oct 23rd: Club day
Oct 29th: Locky’s Ride
Nov 6th: Club Day
Nov 12th: Remembrance ride
Nov 20th: Club Day
Nov 24th: AGM
Dec 3rd/4th: Kangaroo rally, details to follow.


Vic series Trials at Mt Bolton (Learmonth) in two weeks time on Sunday the 24th. Spectators free

We have our round of the Vic series Trials at Mt Bolton (Learmonth) in two weeks time on Sunday the 24th. Anyone that can help would be greatly needed and appreciated
No experience needed & you will get food & drink plus get to see some of the best trials riders in Oz not just Vic. From about 9:30 till 4.
If you think you can help, even for just half a day, ring Ian Stacey 0439388581
Spectators free


Rovers car and bike ride to Jim Leithheads car collection at Pomonal on Good Friday

Rovers car and bike ride to Jim Leithheads car collection at Pomonal on Good Friday open once a year as fundraising for children’s hospital 10am to 3 pm with show and shine for visiting cars and bikes bbq and coffee van there for sale and byo grog welcome plus bands playing.
$20 per head and all money goes to the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Please bring cash for the day. No eftpos.
Meet at BP Mitchell Park.
Stands up 9:00



Practice Monza Sunday 10th April

Gates open 9, riding from 10. Ride Park Day so no licence required. More details go to our Facebook page.


General Meeting, Mystery Road Ride & Ridernet Membership Status Update

3 messages, last is about Ridernet for competitors only

Gen meet Thurs night 7th April from 8:15

Mystery road ride for the end of April postpone TBA

Those who use Ridernet will know that you need to enter your club membership to be able to enter events/renew lic etc.

This can now be done from you profile page under Licencing then Club Membership or Licence (when renewing)

If you are new to the club the easiest way to start the process is to go to ridernet & join our club (For each member if for family)

Join Ridernet

Any problems ring MA or MV to help


Monza open Sun 27th

Monza is open this Sunday 27th, riding from 10 till 2pm, non members welcome as per usual, this is an RPA day so license included in fee.

For more info or questions go to our Facebook page

For more Monza days, other events etc. check calendar to the right or below.


Monza open Sun 13th

Hi all, Monza is open for practice this Sunday 13th of March, gates open 9am and riding from 10am.

Non members are welcome at a cost of $50 Rovers members will be $30.

This practice will be run under RPA (Ride Parks Australia) so no license required, see you all there

For more Monza days, other events etc. check calendar below.


Mystery road ride/drive Sat 26th Feb

Hello Rovers and Friends, Mystery road ride/drive Sat 26th Feb leaving club rooms 11am

Epression of interest message Sue 0438078833 need to know numbers for pub lunch, this will be a great catch up and a great ride, hope to see you all there

If there's heaps of traffic due to swap meet come in via Nettles Rd or McCartneys Rd


First meeting back for the year

First meeting back for 2022 8:15 Thurs 3rd Feb Open 7:30 All welcome.

Love to see many as possible within the rules



Bruce Armfield has passed away.

Another long time member of the Ballarat Rovers motorcycle has passed away Bruce Armfield. Condolace to his family & freinds.

R.IP Bruce


James Wison passes away.

It is with regret that we inform you of the passing of James Wilson, past member of the Ballarat Rovers MCC. James, or Jim (as he was known) joined the Rovers in the mid 1950's, not long after the club was formed. He was a great worker for the club during his years of membership and was always on hand to help out wherever needed. Rest in Peace, Jim. Once a member, never forgotten. The President, Committee and members of the Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club


Life member & great clubman Roland Young passes away.

It is with the deepest of sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Roland Young last week. Roland was a long standing member and life member of the Ballarat Rovers MCC. He is a past President, Treasurer, Social coordinator as well as many other positions, however he is most well known and loved for is fantastic work behind the bar at the clubrooms where he always served with a smile, a story and made anyone and everyone feel at ease, he also made sure no one ever left hungry. After Rollies son David finished racing Motocross, Roland stayed involved in the club, always having his finger on the pulse. Many things were improved, replaced, or repaired without anyone knowing how, the answer was usually Roland had done it and as was in generosity, a bill was never tabled and when queried as to why, he would either have forgotten or simply say that “It wasn’t much, and not worth worrying about”. Roland also had a great love for Road racing, I doubt there is a single member who ever road raced during Rolands tenure at the club who wasn’t helped out in some way by Rollie. He never asked for anything in return, he just got a kick out of helping, without any fuss. The love of the sport also took him to the Isle of Man on several occasions. As mentioned before, Rollie was one of the most generous people I have ever known. There would be many members who have learnt to love a good wine, thanks to Rollie, Club functions, ride day dinners etc. It didn’t matter what your drink of choice was, a couple of bottles of red would always turn up on the tables and strangely enough, they never seemed to run out, nor did they ever appear on the bill at the end of the night, Rollie would always have sorted it out prior. In fact, at a club trip to the speedway, Roland offered to pay for every ones tickets, once he was told that it was already done and included in the initial price, Rollie ran ahead and not only purchased a grand stand seat for everyone, but each seat had a beer and a hotdog waiting on it. It is an unfortunate thing when someone close to us passes, And they are always remembered in a shining light, however I don’t think there could ever be enough light to shine on our mate Rollie. He was informative, smart, quiet, persuasive, unassuming, funny, loyal, generous, hard working…… The list would go on forever. But one thing that springs to mind when thinking of Rollie, that he was a Gentleman, a true down to earth Gentleman. We will always miss you Rollie, and it was a honour to all to have known you. Rest In Peace Roland. The President, Committee and members of the Ballarat Rovers Motorcycles Club, wish to extend their deepest condolences to Eleanor, Michael, David and Kate


2021 Memorial ride Dec 11th form Clubrooms Ballarat Airport

Our annual Memorial ride will be Sat Dec 11th starting from the clubrooms Ballarat Airport

10:30 arrival Please don't be late

10:45 acknowledgement of past members, partners & friends followed by a minutes silence

11am stands up. Cars invited to follow

Hotel for lunch

(Covid rules apply)

Approx 120km

6pm Dinner back @ club rooms

Everyone is invited to either or both.

Camping available

Members, Family & friends all welcome

It is to celebrated the lives of past members, partners & friends but also for a catch up

Any questions please use our Facebook page


AGM Thursday Night 2nd of Dec 8:15. Quick General Meeting at 7:30

Hello everyone, don’t forget AGM Thursday night 2nd of December.There will be a quick general meeting first at 7:30 followed by a short break then back for the AGM a 8:15. Rovers club rooms Ballarat Airport.All welcome.


General Meetings every Thursday night in Nov & AGM Thursday Night 2nd of Dec.

Hello everyone, don’t forget general meetings every Thursday night during November, 8:15 start, Ballarat Rovers club rooms.

AGM Thursday night 2nd of December


Monza open Sunday 7th Nov.

Monza is a open to ride this Sunday the 7th. As we mentioned, anyone over 16 will need to be double vaccinated and provide standard proof at the manned gate.

We get this is a controversial stance, but we are governed by the state directives. If we are to allow non-double vaxxed over 16’s, it impacts the number of people we can allow in, and also means we cannot use our full facilities in the mandated fashion.

Checking for green ticks means everyone who rides, and the support people they bring will have access to everything Monza has to offer.

We don’t like it either, but it is what it is in the current climate.

We are ALL looking forward to things returning to normal. Please do not take it out on our volunteers.

More info go to our Facebook page.


General meeting 8:15 Thurs 4th Nov.

General meeting tonight 8:15 Thurs 4th Nov. Open 7:30. All welcome.

Meeting every Thurs night this month, AGM date TBA.


General meeting 8:15 Thurs 28th Oct.

General meeting 8:15 Thurs 28th Oct. Open 7:30 All welcome.

Love to see many as possible within the rules



GREAT NEWS ON CLUB REG. 25 year rule to stay.

GREAT NEWS ON CLUB REG. 25 year rule to stay. Not extended to 30, yet. More info here click here;

Club Reg Update


General meeting Thursday night 19th usual times, proposed changes to club reg

General meeting Thursday night 19th doors open 7:30 meeting from 8:15

Proposed changes to club reg;

Current 25 year rule could be pushed out to 30 (Wont affect cars/bikes already registered)
Switch to electronic logbooks
Price increases for both 45 and 90 day permits

For more info just search "Changes to club reg Vic"


REGIONAL VIC ONLY. Monza open Sun 15th Aug from 9:30, riding from 10.

Monza open Sun 15th Aug from 9:30, riding from 10.

QR code log in & all covid rules strictly adhered to. Masks worn at all times when not riding.

Take away food available

$30 members, $50 non members


General meeting Thursday 12th August

General meeting 8:15 Thurs 12th Aug Open 7:30

All welcome

Much to discuss Working bee, rescedlued WRMX, practice etc.



Monza round of WRMX posponed. Working Bee Sat & Sun 31st & 1st at Monza

Hello all,

We’re really disappointed to advise that the Western event can’t go ahead as planned. We’ve come at it from all angles but ultimately have to follow the directives we’ve been given personally from DHHS. We just can’t run an event like this with a 300 person limit, nor with the other complex restrictions and rules we’ve been given. We know it sucks but there are also people who are affected in much worse ways by this crappy pandemic, this is the correct decision for all involved. We’ll let you know as soon as we have better news.

Working bee this Sat & Sun the 31st & 1st. Bring ride ons, brush cutters, chainsaws, gloves etc.from 10 am both days


General meeting Thursday 22nd April clubrooms

Meetings 8:15 pm Thursday night 22nd at Hut 25 Ballarat Airport doors open 7:30


General meetings back to normal schedule & Monza practice Sun 28th

Meetings back to normal schedule 8:15 pm Thursday nights at Hut 25 Ballarat Airport on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month Feb, March, April & May, 1st Thursday only for June, July & August. 1st & 3rd Thursday of Sept & Oct, & every Thursday in Nov (Last to be AGM) Finishing the year on the 1st Thurs in Dec

So the next meeting will be 1st of April. All welcome, members, family, non memebers, friends. Doors open from 7:30, meeting 8:15

To all our new members we encourage you to come out to be formerly welcomed in & enjoy the benfits that entails Club rego for bikes & car, free hall hire with full bar, kitchen & late liquor licence, etc

If new members do come out please introduce yourself to someone from the committee so we know your there

Practice Monza 28th, gates open 9am, riding from 10.

Please got to our Ballarat Rovers MCC Facebook Page if you want more info or have questions.


Monza practice Sun 14th

Monza will be open this Sunday 10am till 2pm, all usual rules apply, gates open from 9am. See you there, might even have a bbq if we get enough of you there!

Every one welcome to come along , members $30.00, Non-members $50.00

Please got to our Ballarat Rovers MCC Facebook Page if you want more info or have questions.


Monza practice Sat 6th

Practice at Monza Sat the 6th 10am till 4pm. Prices as per usual. Gates open 9am. More info go to Facebook.


Merry Xmas & a Happy Safe New Year

From the Ballarat Rovers MCC to all our members, family & friends here's wishing you a very Merry Xmas & a Great New Year.

We all have had a very trying year so fingers crossed for 2021 & hope to see you all then.

Scott Foy President



2 New Life Members & President's Award

Congrats to Rob Fisher and Nick Rivett on their receipt of Life Membership to the Ballarat Rovers last night and to Ronnie Irwin for receiving Scotty’s 2020 President’s Award. Thanks to everyone who helped out yesterday and to the stalwarts who always give their time whenever it’s needed, you’re a bloody crew!





December 2020; General meeting, Working Bee, AGM/Presentation, Monza ride

General meeting club rooms Thurs 10th 8:15.

Working bee Sat 12th frm 10am. We've made loads of changes to the track & now just need a final polish & prep. Please come & lend a hand & check it out!

We'll round out the day with a BBQ tea at 6:30 followed by a short general meeting at 7:30, then our AGM & presentations. We'll provide entertainment, BYO drinks & feel free to camp.

Sunday from 10, we ride! $20 for members, $40 for non. BBQ will be on at lunch.

Please got to our Ballarat Rovers MCC Facebook Page & message with numbers if you're keen for both the AGM/Presentation night &/or Ride day so we can get an idea of numbers for catering.


Rescheduled Ballarat Rovers Remembrance ride Sat 5th Dec

Rescheduled Ballarat Rovers Remembrance ride will now be held Sat 5th Dec leaving from Post Office Rd Ross Creek at 11am. Approx 300kms with a lunch stop along the way.

All welcome, any inquiries call DT zero417 zero59zero33


General meetings, AGM's, Clubs Positions open, membership year change & more

There will be a general meetings at the clubrooms evry Thursday night for the next 3-4 weeks. The AGM (At this stage) will be the 10th Dec 2020, numbers will be capped in line with restrictions, Zoom details can be provided by request. Ask here; Ballarat Rovers MCC Facebook Page

All positions are currently open and any financial or life member can nominate for any position. If you are unable to attend but would like to nominate for a position or be on the committee go to our contact page & call our president, vice president, assistant secretary or treasurer.

Our membership year has been changed to align with all other clubs but especially Ridernet so hopefully this will solve licencing problems. It will now be from the 1st of January to the 31st of December each year. This will have no affect to current financial members as we have extended your 2020 membership to the end of 2021 & new members will get the rest of this year & next as well. We have been told some clubs have given discounts to current members & some clubs no discounts. New membership form now uploaded. "Click here for a Membership form" Or simply click the online link in the header bar.

Our end of year/presentation night/day has yet to be determined


General meeting at clubrooms but as per distancing restrictions. All positions open.

There will be a general meeting at the clubrooms tonight, numbers will be capped in line with restrictions, Zoom details can be provided by request. Ask here; Ballarat Rovers MCC Facebook Page

All positions will be open.


Rememberence Ride, Locky's Ride, Practice 8/11/20 & Facebook

I got this info from our facebook page. If you dont have an account I suggest you get one in case I miss something. Ballarat Rovers MCC Facebook Page

The Remembrance Ride this year will be postponed to the 13/12 after Ballarat toy ride (12/12), if not then it will certainly be before Xmas so please check FB page, we will respect and not forget our fallen riders.

I have not heard anything on Locky's ride but assume it has been cancelled/postponed too, again check FB.

Thanks too all that came out to Monza Park practice day on Sunday 26/10 , great day had by all, track held up very well, looking forward to seeing you all again Sunday 08/11/20, sign in starts @ 9am riding @ 10am

Again keep checking our Facebook page if you have questions or for updates, practice days, news etc.


Membership news

G'Day Crew,

As we all probably know, it’s that time of year again when our memberships are close to becoming due and we all have to cough up more money. Now we understand that its been a tough year and there hasn't been much riding, however we have spent quite the amount of money at Monza with the improvements etc, without much return.

But....... Because we love you guys, and we are honestly trying our best to give you all value for money, the committee have decided to make all 2020 memberships valid for 2021 as well.

For anyone who has been upfront and already paid their 2021 dues, please let the Treasurer know and you can be refunded.

We hope to see you all at either a practice day or (hopefully) a club meeting soon.

We thank you for your support of the Ballarat Rovers MCC, more than a Club, we are a Family.


Monza open Sunday 25/10/2020

Monza will be open this Sunday 25th from 10am & we will try & open twice monthly. $20 for members and $40 for non members. See you there!


Monza open Sunday 11/10/2020

Hello all, Monza will be open this Sunday from 10am to 5pm. $15 for members and $30 for non members, social distancing as per government rules must be adhered to all all times. Canteen won't be open. See you there!


No meeting tonight. "Zoom" next Thursday 13th

Due to ISO there is no meeting tonight but we are organising a "Zoom" meeting for next Thursday the 13th to catch everyone up & so you can ask questions.

Check our Facebook page for details


Ballarat & Colac rounds of WRMX have been cancelled/postponed

Ballarat & Colac rounds of WRMX have been cancelled/postponed. Please go to the WRMX Facebook Page for up dates.

We will be running practice days when we can. Keep up to date on our Facebook page. We also send out SMS to keep you informed.


Monza open this Sunday 24th May.

Hello Rovers!

Here’s some bloody exciting news...MONZA WILL BE OPEN THIS SUNDAY 24th May!!

Now, we obviously have some additional rules and restrictions given the current situation....

This ride will only be open to members (you can sign up or renew online before 12pm on Saturday to qualify).
Entry is $15, but no cash please, EFTPOS only.
The canteen can’t operate so please BYO supplies.
Normal licensing requirements stand, but need to be arranged prior to arrival.
Please download the COVIDSafe app before you arrive (no, it’s not a big brother data stealer, hello, you’re on Facebook!).
Riders must not arrive in groups (unless a parent is bringing a child) and social distancing needs to be maintained.
AND, there is a checklist from MV below that needs to be adhered to, please make sure you read it.

It’s looks like a lot, but it’s all pretty stock standard stuff at the moment, so LET’S RIDE!!!!

Oh, one more thing, we’ve been working really hard over lockdown with the help of some very capable professionals to have Monza in crazy good knick, so it’ll be totally epic.

MV’s checklist:

• If anyone in your group has been sick or is feeling unwell, please stay home or go home and seek medical advice

• DO NOT bring additional people, riders only or 1 parent if under 18

• When parking, keep away from other vehicles as this will make social distancing easier

• Make sure you keep at least 1.5 meters from others in your group

• Do not gather in groups to chat

• Bring your own pen

• Riders briefing will be done from a distance via PA, do not group together

• Stay at their vehicle while waiting to ride

• When going to toilets, remember social distance of 1.5 meters

• Wash hands after going to the toilet

• Please bring your own food and drink as the canteen will not be open

• Bring your own gear and tools, do not share tools or ask to borrow tools.

• Self-scrutineering means that you need to check your bike before you come as you are responsible to ensure it is safe to ride

• Bring your own bottle of sanitizer

• We also advise everyone to download the COVID 19 app

• Be patient, chill out as this is different for everyone

• Remember other people may be looking over the fence so please do the right thing


No meetings till further notice.

Due to social distancing rules & non essential travel meetings are postponed indefinitely.

Stay safe everyone.


Now you can join our club online!

Due to many people who live far away wanting to join our club we now allow you to join on line.

We still encourage everyone to come to the club rooms at some stage to be welcome in but it is no longer compulsory.

Click the link in the header at the top of this page.


Renewing licences when you haven't had one for over 12 months

People wishing to renew their licence but have not had one for over 12 months must do a theory test

( Download here)

& if you don't have a licence for a bike for the road you will have to do a practical test as well. You will need to contact me for that one & to correct your test before you apply for your licence.



Welcome to the new year Rovers. First meeting back Thurs 6/02/2020 8:15pm, Committee 7:30pm

Our first meeting for 2020 is this Thursday night, normal time but there will be a committee meeting first at 7:30


Practice & Working Bee at Monza Sat 14th & Sun 15th Dec. Free BBQ tea Sat night & camp over

Hi there Rovers.

As one year draws to a close, we start looking towards the next, and which direction we want to move in. Especially with the MX side of the club.

As such we are proposing a two day practice on Saturday afternoon, December 14th and Sunday morning, December 15th.

Sat, Working bee & track watering from 10. Sign in for practice from 12.

The club will put on a BBQ on the Saturday afternoon/evening (5:30-6pm) and all are welcome to stay the night, relax over a sausage or two, maybe a refreshing beverage and at the same time discuss where YOU, the riders want the club to move forward towards in 2020.

We feel this would be a great opportunity to get your opinions on practice days and clubbys or a mix of both.

We can also explain the costs involved, lack of helpers etc, then hopefully come up with some ideas to rectify this.

There is no such thing as a stupid question, or comment as long as it is being constructive.

Let us know your thoughts and we will update the details as we go.

Thanks guys and girls. Bring on 2020!


Practice at Monza Sunday 24th Nov 9am till 4pm

Taylor Raine will be running the day.


******UPDATE***** AGM & Presentation night now on Friday the 29th Nov

There will be a short general meeting Thursday the 28th. Then the AGM & Presentation night will be on Friday night 29th starting from 6pm with a free BBQ tea for all. Members, family & friends all welcome.


********REMINDER******** Lockey's "Show Us Your Toys" Poker Run is on again. Nov 16th



******UPDATE***** Bikes wanted for Andrew's service

If you are coming to celebrate Andrew's life on Thursday please ride your bike if possible BUT make sure you are there by 1:30 as there is special parking put aside for the bikes.


Bikes wanted for Andrew's service

If you are coming to celebrate Andrew's life on Thursday please ride your bike if possible.


Sad news, we lose another member

We received the sad news today that Andrew Flood has passed away after a long battle with illness. Andrew was a character to say the least. Heavily involved in the early days of the Ponies and a staunch clubman. Never backward in coming forward. Thoughts & best wishes go out to Michelle & family.

RIP mate.




BRMCC annual remembrance ride. Sat Nov 9th

BRMCC annual remembrance ride, in memory of club members that are sadly no longer with us. Departing from 609 Post Office Rd Ross Creek following a minute silence at 11am Sharp. Please be there by 10:45. Ride will be approx 200kms stopping for lunch at a country pub. A few light refreshments back at Post Office Rd after. No trail ride has been organised. Any queries please call Daryl Turner 0417059033

Past members, family & friends welcome.


Lockey's "Show Us Your Toys" Poker Run is on again. Nov 16th



Remembrance ride Nov 9th

Leaving from Post Office Rd Ross Creek as usual. Everyone to be there no later than 10:45 so we can read an honour role of members who have passed & observe a minutes silince at 11 sharp. At this stage it will be a road ride only but keep checking here & our facebook page to check for futher information

Ballarat Rovers


Lockey's "Show Us Your Toys" Poker Run is on again. Nov 16th

Yep, it's on again. Bigger & better. The date is set so lock it in. More details to come. Keep an eye on here & our Facebook page.

Ballarat Rovers


Gen meeting Thurs 17th. Nominations for life members, rule changes etc. AGM Nov 28th

Any life member nominations, rule changes etc. need to be tabled this Thursday night as has to be one month prior to the AGM (Nov only has 4 Thursdays) Also life member nominations must go to the committee first to be voted on before being submitted to the club.


Vic series Trials Mt Bolton Sat 5th & Sun 6th (Helpers needed too)

FREE ENTRY. 2 day event Sand Pit Rd Mt Bolton. Come & be amazed at what these guys & gals can do on a motorbike. Up 3m rock walls, over tree trunks the size of small car. Just incredible. Onsite catering.

Click here for directions

If you would like to be right in the action & can help out (No experience needed) text Stace 0439 388 581 for more details. Lunch provided.



Viper VMX @ Monza Sun 22nd Sept (Free entry for spectators) & reunion at clubrooms Sat 21st

Viper VMX @ Monza Park Bergs Lane Mt Helen Sun 22nd Sept 9am till 4pm. Sign in from 8:30. More info go to their Facebook page.

Viper VMX FB

Or their Web site

Viper VMX Web

Rovers annual reunion Sat 21st Sept at the clubrooms Hut 25 Ballarat Airport from 2pm. Free entry, nibbles, coffee & tea. Other drinks at bar prices. (Way cheaper then pubs or clubs)


Practice Monza Sat 31st Aug

Practice at Monza Park Bergs Lane Mt Helen Sat 31st Aug 9am till 4pm. Sign in from 8:30. Track has been prepped & is in fantastic condition. Usual costs apply. More infoe go to our Facebook page. Ballarat Rovers


Quick working bee Sunday 18th

General clean & tidy up this Sunday the 18th 10am till 4pm to get ready for the SxS round. Need ride on mowers, brush cutters etc. Contact Nick AH 0429 400 711 to tell him what you can bring or more info


****IMPORTANT UPDATE**** Brad Crocker's funeral memorial loction change!

The venue for Brad Crocker's memorial has changed to the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club - Sutton St & Rubicon St Ballarat Central. Friday the 16th at 2:30pm.


Ray Dovaston & Brad Crocker's funeral services

Ray's service will be at Tobin's Funerals Doveton St Nth Monday the 12th at 10:30am

A memorial. Farewell to crock. A farewell to Bradley Cyril Crocker will commence on Friday 16th of August at 2:30 at Midlands golf club. In lieu of flowers Brad's family will be taking donations towards Olivia newton John cancer foundation


Vic series Trials Mt Bolton Sun 11th (Helpers needed too)

FREE ENTRY. Come & be amazed at what these guys & gals can do on a motorbike. Up 3m rock walls, over tree trunks the size of small car. Just incredible. Onsite catering.

If you would like to be right in the action & can help out text Stace 0439 388 581 for more details. Lunch provided.



Another member passes away suddenly

Sadly we have lost another great club member, Ray Dovaston has passed away suddenly at the weekend. Our condolences & best wishes go out to family & friends. Funeral service details TBA


Member passes away suddenly

Long time member Brad Crocker has passed away suddenly. Our thought & best wishes go out to family & friends. Funeral service details TBA

General meeting Thursday night 1/08/2019. At this stage it will be the only one for the month


Working Bee Sunday 14th 10-4 general cleaning & tidy up

Due to Vic Juniors Sunday Session being cancelled there's a working bee this Sunday the 14th from 10am.
Even if you can only spare an hour or 2 every bit helps. Don't have to be a member, everyone welcome.


Last round of the 2019 Vic Juniors Championship at Monza this weekens Sat 29th & Sun 30th

*********FREE ENTRY**********

Free entry, full catering, classes from 50cc to 250cc


Junior only practice Sun 16th June 10-4 Working Bee 15th & 16th 10-4 general cleaning & tidy up


Meeting Thursday night the 6th. Vic Juniors at the end of the month. Working Bee

Hello all! It’s the start of the month and that means we have the general meeting this Thursday night at the clubrooms! As most would be aware the Rovers are hosting the last round of the Victorian Junior MX championships at the end of the month, we need all members and Life members to help out where they can. So see you all there on Thursday night to continue planning for such a huge event for our great club.

There will be a working bee to prepare. More info TBA on that


Working Bee 4th & 5th May, Western Region May 12, $1500 for flaggies (Or $100 per person)

Hello Rovers, some important announcements re the Western Regions on the 12th of this month...

This weekend is all about prep, we have a working bee both days from 9am. We don’t need any special talent, we just want to see lots of you there! Plenty of clean up, hut building, and gen maintenance to be done so that we can show our club and track at their best!

For the event itself, we need flaggies. Our budget is $1500. Groups of 14 (all corners covered) will be paid the entire $1500, 14 individuals will make $100 each, plus lunch. Expressions of interest through the page or to Scott on 0409 190 782, or Nick on 0429 400 711.

Also, any members with Monza keys, please return to Scott, Nick or Taylor ASAP.

Thanks guys!


Meeting Thurs May 2, Western Region May 12, Vic Juniors May 29 & 30

Meeting this Thursday night at the clubrooms Ballarat Airport, family friendly, all welcome. Helpers will be sort leading up to & during the 2 above events. If you can help or want to know how you can help contact Scott Foy, Nick Rivett or Kayleigh & Taylor Raine. Even just a few hours helps.


Ride days & working bees this weekend

There will be ride days & working bees this weekend the 27th & 28th from 10am till 4pm. Bring gloves , gardening tools, brush cutters, ride on etc. More info on our Facebook page.


Meetings date changes & club dates

We will be meeting the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month up till Winter then 1st Thursday only for Winter. Updates after that.

Club dates & calendar out soon


First meeting back for the year Thursday 7th

Welcoming new & old members for 2019. Clubrooms Ballarat Airport Hut 25.
Doors open about 7:30 for an 8:15 meeting.


Lockey's "Show us your toys" Poker Run/Family Fundraiser

Comments from Lance Powell;

Hi all, how does a ride or drive on or in your pride and joy to raise money for a very good cause sound. ??
Well check out the flyer and get your polish out for this Inaugural Rovers Motorcycle Club
Poker run and Show Us Your Toys Day.
All the details are on the flyer and feel free to contact me for more info.
Thanks folks. Look forward to seeing all the cool stuff. !!

*****************DONT FORGET TO VOTE**********************



Remeberence Ride

BRMCC 2018 Remembrance Ride Sat 10 Nov

Leaving from 609 Post Office Rd, Ross Creek at 11am.
Ride will be approx 200kms plus stopping for lunch at a country pub returning to start point around 3pm for a bbq and few beers .
If you can't make the ride you're welcome to come afterwards to bbq.
Any queries call DT 0417 059033.



Locky's "Show us your toys" Poker Run/Family Fundraiser

Remeberence Ride


Presentation Night/Day

Hello Everyone

Locky's "Show us your toys" Poker Run/Family Fundraiser

As most of you would know life member Paul "Locky" O'Laughlin passed away suddenly a few months back. He was a great family man, great clubman, just a great bloke.

Obviously his sudden passing was a horrendous shock to his family, as it was to all of us, but the club, family & friends have rallied round the O'Laughlins as you do in rough times. A highly successful "Backyard Blitz" was performed on Mary-Anne's back yard which bought some joy to his family. Now it is time to help out in another way.

Last year Locky was keen to get an annual "Show us your toys" Poker Run up & running. The idea being bring along your bike, hot rod, muscle car, whatever. Then incorporate a ride/drive & a Poker Run.

The club thought we would go ahead with it in honour of Locky. So we have named it the Locky, Show Us Your Toys, Poker Run but also make this inaugural one a fundraiser for his family.

The date is Sat 24th Nov. Starting at 11.30. Riders/drivers will be let go in intervals so that we dont all turn up at the 3 pub locations at the same time. First group will leave 12pm, last 2pm. It will start & finish at the Clubrooms at the Ballarat Airport, the finish including a display of bikes & cars but is open to daily commutes, rolls canardlies, dungers, etc. Doesn't have to be for show. There will be a 6pm cut off/curfew to be back at the rooms. Distance is just over 200km & allowing for the 3 stops should take approx three & a half hours.

Cost is $25 includes a BBQ tea. There will be prizes & raffles/auctions. Alcoholic drinks will have a $1 fundraiser levy placed on them but still cheaper than pub prices.

All profits from the day will be going to his family.

If you doint want to do the run then you can just pay as you go for the BBQ, stay at the clubroom for the day. I'm sure there will be something for you to do as not all cars & bikes will go on the run

If anyone has any goods or services we can use as prizes in either the run, raffles or auctions please let the club know. Or if you would just like to donate money.

More info soon.

Rememberence ride.
Sat 10th Nov. As usual this will be leaving from DT's we need everyone there by 10.45 to observe a minutes silence. More info soon

AGM Thursday night 29th Nov

Presentation Night/Day TBA but highly likely to be the same as last year at Monza incorporating a ride day. More info soon


Club Day next Sunday 23rd. Sign in from 9am.

Hello Everyone
Club Day next Sunday. Sign in from 9am.
One day membership $20
Seniors $35 + $15 flag
Juniors $30 + $15 flag
Non comp $20 + $15 flag
One day rec licence is $30
One day race licence is $75
See you all there. Please bring membership cards and licence for sign in. EFtpos available.


66th Rovers reunion Sat Sept 22nd

The 66th reunion of the Ballarat Rovers MCC will be at the clubrooms, Hut 25 Ballarat airport, Sat Sept 22nd 2pm till late. Free finger food & drinks at club prices. (Mutch better than pubs) More info George 0407 814 165


Club day rescheduled, practice day instead. Thanks to helpers of Junior Vics

Hi All, please note that the club day scheduled for this Sunday 29th won't be going ahead as planned, Sunday will now be a practice day for all to enjoy the Monza ruts left behind from those fast juniors on the weekend!! We do have a couple of clashes with our club days coming up, but we will reschedule as we move forward.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all for the weekend, it really was a great success in very difficult times. We had so many familiar faces come out to support and represent our great club. Thank you to Polaris Australia and ASL Construction & Earthworks for their support for the event, it’s great to have these brands supporting Ballarat Rovers MCC.

Well done to everyone involved, it was a tough one.


Lockey's funeral will be Friday 20th 1pm at the greyhound track function rooms


2 Life members & Past presidents pass away this week

It is with the sadest of hearts that I inform you that 2 club greats Alwyn "Sobes" Sobey & Paul "Lockey" O'Loughlin passed away this week.

Sobes on Tuesday & Lockey Thursday

A few words on Sobes from George Langley.

"I got some very sad news tonight Alwyn Sobey (Sobe) as we all no him passed away last night he was a life member President Secretary Treasurer, and a tirless worker for the Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club . l could write for hours & would not cover what Sobe has done for our great club RIP Sobe ."

Thanks George. His funeral is 11am Monday at the Neil street church

Lockey, likes Sobes, was a life member, past President, past Treasurer & had been a club stalwart. He was one of the more colourful characters of the club to say the least. He loved his club but his love for his family had no boundries. His sudden passing has shocked family, friends & club members alike. He will be sadly missed.

Funeral arrangements for Lockey are yet to be finalised.

Our love & best wishes go out to both families & friends in this very sad time.

RIP Sobes & Lockey


Viper VMX round 1 Sun 15th at Monza FREE ENTRY Full canteen

Full day of Viper Vintage MotoX with modern classes as well.

Full canteen services

Free entry

More info Viper VMX Facebook page.


Australian Sidecar Spectacular action on Sat 7th & Sun 8th at Monza FREE ENTRY Quad bike racing as support

Sidecars from all over Australia coming to compete over 2 days at Monza this weekend. What these guys & gals can do on these brutes of machines is nothing short of unbelievable.

There will be quad racing too as a support group.

FREE ENTRY Gates open 9am, racing from 10. Full canteen srvices available


Last meeting for 2017 tonight 7th & Come & Try & Presentation Day/Night Sat 9th Monza

Tonight is the last meeting of the year, all members & guest welcome. Come out to have a catch up before the new year.

Presentation is taking a new form this year in a ride day first followed by presentation in the canteen at Monza.

We’re including a ‘come and try’ day between 11am and 2pm, followed by a members ride until 5pm. Presentation will start at 5:30pm and will include a BBQ tea for $10 per family and $5 per single......all welcome to enjoy a ride, a chat, and a laugh! BYO drinks, and camping is welcome. The more, the merrier!

Also; Rovers can you please pass around that we are having a come try ride day this Saturday 11am till 2 also it would be good if anyone could lend a hand. Then all Rovers members can ride from 2 till 5 thanks Yorky any questions you can ring me on 0457331025


Bike Expo this Sat 25th 9am till 7pm & Sun 26th Nov 9am 4pm

Bike Expo this Sat 25th 9am till 7pm & Sun 26th Nov 9am 4pm at the Ballarat Greyhound Track Sutton St Delacombe Vic Over 50 bike from all eras & a Mad Max patrol car. Check out flyer for more details.


































Rover's legend passes away

It is with great sadness we inform you that a legend of the club in Brian Fisher has passed away.

He will be farewelled on Monday at Barnes Pleasant St. 2pm.

Those riding bikes are asked to park in Darling St.

The wake will be at the clubrooms following


Date change for AGM & Presentation Night/Day

AGM now the 30th of November & Presentation Night/Day is the 9th of December


Memorial ride Sat 11th Nov, AGM 30th Nov, Bike Expo 25th & 26th Nov & Presentation Night/Day 9th Dec

It's that time of the year again.

Memorial ride Sat 11th Nov. Leaving 609 Post Office Rd Ross Ck 11am so be there no later then 10:45.

All past & present members, family & friends invited.

No trail ride just road.

Free BBQ & some refreshments afterwards.

If you can't make the start it may be possible to meet the road ride en route. If the trail ride goes ahead they usually stop at the Little hards Hills pub half way.

Any quetsion ring Daryl Turner AH on 0417059033

AGM is Thursday 30th Nov. All positions are now open so if you wish to nominate for a position or be on the committee you need to come along to a general meeting this month to be voted on at the AGM

All members past & present, guests are welcome & encouraged to attend. Financial members need to have been to at least 10 meetings during the year (There are still 4 remaining) to vote at the AGM but even if you haven't been to 10 you can still participate at a general meetings & nominate for positions. No attendence criteria for Life Members.

This year we are having a presentation Day/Night Saturday 9th Dec at Monza with riding etc, during the afternoon then followed by presentation in the canteen that night. More info soon.

The bike Expo is on again. Sat 25th & Sun 26th. Ballarat Greyhound Track Sutton St Delacombe. Adults $5 kids free.



Good news. Instead of losing another MX track it looks like we are going to gain one. (Renew)

Wyndham City Council (the “Council”) is seeking Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and experienced service providers to operate the Lawrie Emmins Motocross Track.

Council is currently reconstructing the Motocross track to comply with Motorcycling Victoria standards. A number of models for provision of access to the sport of motorcycling could be appropriate for this site.

It is anticipated that the term of the agreement will be five (5) years with the possible extension of a further period of up to five (5) years.

All technical enquiries relating to the works or services should be directed through the Tenderlink Forum associated with this EOI.

All submissions must be electronically submitted through the Tenderlink website no later than 12.00 noon Wednesday 25th October 2017. The link to the documentation is here

It is free to register, any queries with registration please contact Tenderlink on 1800 233 533.

Late, emailed and facsimiled EOI’s will not be accepted. The lowest or any EOI will not necessarily be accepted.


Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club is hosting the Victorian Trial Championships

The Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club is hosting the Victorian Trial Championships this weekend Sat 19th & Sun 20th at Mt Bolton. Sand Pit Rd, off Eastern Peak Rd, near Learmonth.

Calling all rovers we need some helpers this weekend for the trials vic title held at fitzys place in Mt. Bolton, its an awsome day with great riding, people and you get a great veiw to. If you can help at all give fitzy or larry a message that you can help out that would be great. Fitzy 0418501068 Larry 0418503678.

More info; Trials Mt Bolton.





Rovers 65th Reunion Sat Sept 23rd

Ballarat Rover's motorcycle Club 65th Reunion Sat 23 September hut 25 Ballarat Airport 2 pm till late
Free entry & finger food
Drinks at Rover's bar prices
Members & friends welcome Old & New
Camp or bring your swag

More info ring George Langley +61408055779 or go to our Facebook page


Round #4 - SXS Australian Championship - Ballarat, VIC.
Monza Park Bergs Lane Mt Helen Saturday Aug 5th

Round #4 - SXS Australian Championship - Ballarat, VIC.
Monza Park Bergs Lane Mt Helen Saturday Aug 5th.

Polaris SXS racing.



Club day Sunday 2nd July.

See facebook for more details

Over the Winter months we will be meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month for June, July & August. Next meeting July 6th



Club day Sunday 18th of June cancelled & Club room meetings 1st Thursday of the Month for Winter.

Due to a clash with Western Region club day 18th June cancelled. Next one July 2nnd.

Over the Winter months we will be meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month for June, July & August. Next meeting July 6th


Club day this Sunday 21st May, including Quads. $5 one day membership. FREE SPECTATOR ENTRY

Club Day Sunday 21/05/2017. For this round only there will be $5 one day memberships. We will also have Senior & Junior Quad racing, including a non comp rec class for both for those wanting to try it out at a discounted rate. Check out our Facebook page for more info.

More info click link;

Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club, Facebook


Western Region this Sunday 7th at Monza Park Racing Complex, Bergs Lane Mt Helen. FREE ENTRY

Approx 350 Senior & Junior riders will battle out the 3rd round of the Western Region MX series this Sunday the 7th of May at Monza Park, Australia's premier MX track, Bergs Lane Mt Helen.

Some of Victoria's & Australia's best riders.

FREE ENTRY, onsite parking, viewing points just metres the action, fully catered, plus more.


Just a bit of housekeeping Rovers members

Our general meetings will continue on Thursday nights, but only on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at this stage.

We'd really like to have all forms of racing represented and flourishing within the club....I'm looking at you, Enduro riders! Let's get some events happening! Your input is welcomed and needed.

2016 Membership ran out on the 1st of March this year. Be mindful that if you're riding/racing you need to have a current and paid membership. Check the website for forms/costs etc.

Also, we're probably overdue for a social get together. We've new faces to meet and greet! Please feel free to pop through any suggestions you might have (keep it nice, ratbags), and watch this space!

Happy weekend to all


First meeting for the year tonight Feb 2nd.

Come along for a meet & greet at trhe clubrooms Ballarat Airport from 7:30pm.