Chapter Co-ordinator
Tim Fraser
phone 021 963 280

2020 Backroad 500

*** This event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. ***

The third annual Backroad 500 will take place on Sunday March 29th, starting at the TOMCC Wanganui clubrooms at 8am. We’re making use of over 300 km of Taranaki back roads this year plus about 170 km of state highway between Wanganui and Hawera. It’s not a race and we have several decent rest stops, so we should end up back at the TOMCC Wanganui clubrooms at around 6pm. The longest distance between fuel stops is 200km so if your bike won’t go that far between drinks, then it might not be the best bike for this ride.

For more information, contact Tim at or 021 963-280.

Wanganui Long Service Badges in 2019

abbo&westy 15 year badges
Abbo (Alan Abbot) and Westy (Allan Westwood) receive their 15-year badges at the 2019 AGM. It looks like Westy has just remembered how old that makes him. Abbo has forgotten!
bob 15 year badge
Bob Anderson is presented with his 15-year badge by TOMCC Wanganui co-ordinator Tim Fraser. Bob mistakenly thinks (like the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal*) that if he can’t see you, then you can’t see him.

(*A reference to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams)
lance 10 year badge sml
Lance Nixon is presented with his 10-year badge by TOMCC Wanganui co-ordinator Tim. Well done Lance … you’re an asset to the Triumph Owners Club and the Ulysses Club!

In addition to the above members, several other members were lucky/sneaky enough to avoid getting their photos taken. So congratulations also go to Rick Weller (15 years), Bronny Ross (10 years) and Liz Benny (10 years). Congratulations to you all on a sterling effort!