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Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:58 PM

Victorian Autumn Russian Sidecar Tour (yipee)

VARSTy 2014 is looking to  be quite an event, the largest private (non UA organised) gathering of Urals in Oz.  Every one is welcome, even non-Uralista. The arrangements are quite simple, just book your accommodation and your in.

Its not a rally, there are no badges, no awards, no egos, no pre-arranged rides or events, no expectations. In line with the Ural features we have come to appreciate the event is low-key, low-structured, laidback, simple and allowes indivual freedom.  Join in where and when it suits.

So far eighteen outfits have indicated they are joining the fun; some for the full 12 nights, other for between 2 and 6 days.

The four caravan parks / camp grounds are reserving a block of cabins and powered sites until the end of December. From January onward bookings will be accepted by the parks where possible. Each town has multiple parks and I  expect vacancies will be available up until mid March.

These people have confirmed either their booking, or their intention of making a booking:

John & Jan    - Motorhome - booked
Rob & Robyn,        - booked Porepunkah
Lee ,                    - booked
Michael D,   - camping 1st six nights
Andrew C,   - confirmed  booking
Lou & Lyn ,        - booked
Anna  & Peter,   -few days
Scott & Lisa-Jane,        - booked
Ross & Julie ,    - 1st 6 nights
Paul (PrestonPaul,        - unpowered

These people have confirmed their intention to join in. I am aware some plan to share, and some will probably camp, and some hope to come buit are unable to confirm. If you want to share cabin accommodation then I suggest you contact someone in this list. I will provide contact details, if needed.

Chris D
Jon and Vicki
Bob S
Dave & Annie
Mick & Julie
Charlie & Cathy

And these folk are interested in coming along if possible:
Jack Watson
Stephen Davis
John Tainsh

We will start the tour at Porepunkah (5km from Bright), and move on to Yarrawonga, Eildon and Castlemaine, staying 3 nights at each location.

We will decide each days rides and /or activities as we go, and individuals are able to join the main group or do their own thing. The ride is an opportunity for Ural riders to have fun with other Uralists, both by sharing riding adventures and general socialising.

All Ural riders are invited, and those who want to join in only have to arrange their accommodation directly.  We have made preliminary arrangements with caravan parks details of which are included below, but If people want to ride with us and stay in 4 or 5 star luxury then that's quite OK.  The parks have a variety of accommodation for those who wish to camp, stay in cabins (private or share) or travel with motorhomes.

Anyone interested in sharing cabins can let me know and I will put all sharers in touch with each other so you can make appropriate bookings.

11th, 12th, 13th March:
Porepunkah Pines Tourist Resort  (5km west of Bright)
7065 Great Apline Rd
Porepunkah VIC 3740
03 5756 2282

10% group discount offerred
Also has a 4 bedroom house for up to 8 people

14th, 15th, 16th March
Yarrawonga Holiday Park
Piper St
03 5744 3420


17th, 18th, 19th March
Blue Gums Riverside Holiday Park
746 Back Eildon Rd
Eildon VIC 3713
03 5774 2567

"stay for 3 nights pay for 2"
Also a bunkhouse alternative

20th, 21st, 22th March
Big4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park
Doran Ave
03 5472 1125

Discount will depend on actual numbers staying.

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