A Touring History of the CTA


This page contains a rough timeline of all CTA tours longer than four days.

Early Days

In the 70’s and 80’s hotel, motel and YHA accommodation was used for weekends away in most cases. If camping was used, most of the gear would be transported to the towns visited. Couples weekends were a popular feature. The makeup of the membership at the time also developed a fairly competitive group of cyclists in the club. This evolved into the Achievement Series being developed, Audax Australia affiliated with the CTA, time trials, hill climbs and the beginning of the mountain bike craze. Members achieved times in the various events were also published in the Chain Letters.
In the late 80’s and early 90’s this competitiveness was pervading the club, to the extent that there were tours being cancelled because of lack of interest, and the contents of the Chain Letters reflected this trend. In the early 90’s Audax Australia severed their ties with the CTA, Australian Time Trials Association, (ATTA), were on the scene and the Perth Mountain Bike Club was swamped with people joining the new cycling craze. At this time the club took advantage of this move to promote the touring side of the club with the slogan “Let’s put the T back into the CTA”. This promotion appeared to work, as there was a new enthusiasm in the club, with the large number of tours being well supported.
Post 1990 saw a big increase of two and three day weekend tours being offered and the inclusion of the now popular Social evenings.

Because of the considerable number of two and three day weekend tours the CTA has run over the years, the following list contains tours of four days or more only. Recognition must go out to those members who organised, and participated in, the many weekends away as well as those listed.

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The Tours

If there is a newsletter article there will be a link to it indicated by 📰.

Key: Tour/ Event Full Pannier OYB Interstate/ Overseas
1974 CTA formed 📰
1975 August/September – Inaugural Tall Timber Tour – 10 days – Dale Neill 📰
1976 August/September – Tall Timber Tour – 5 days – Dale Neill 📰
1977 August/September – Tall Timber Tour – 10 days – Nicole Harrison 📰
1978 May – South West (Ironman) Tour – 9 days – Wayne Lally 📰
1979 August/September – Tall Timber Tour – 10 days – Nicole Harrison & Allan Booth 📰
1980 May – Kalgoorlie Tour – 6 days – Dale Neill 📰
August/September – South West Tour – 8 days – Geoff & Sheryl Dwyer 📰
1981 August/September – South West Tour – 6 days – Dale Neill 📰
September – Kalgoorlie Tour – 8 days – Tony Pettit 📰
1984 April – Easter Family Tour – 4 days – John Martin 📰
May – Bali Tour – 2 weeks – Martin Bunny & Dale Neill 📰, 📰
1985 CTA incorporated
1987 April – Easter Tour – 4 days – John & Aileen Martin 📰
May – South West Tour – 8 days – Richard Evennett 📰
August/September – European Tour – 6 weeks – Neil Porteous
1988 January – Bicentennial Bash – 6 days – Martin Bunny 📰
March – Albany to Perth Bicentennial Tour – 15 days – Geoff Creighton 📰
April – Easter Pannier Tour – 4 days – Richard Stallard 📰
April – 1,002 Audax Easter Ride – 4 days – Arie Lemson 📰
September – Spring Wildflower Tour – 9 days – Richard Stallard 📰
1989 May – Bali Revisited Tour – 3 weeks – Martin Bunny
November – Inaugural – OYB – South West Tour – 9 days – Ron Bowyer 📰
December – Great Victorian Bike Ride – 9 days – John & Aileen Martin
1990 February – Great Tasmanian Bike Ride – 9 days – John & Aileen Martin
April – The Porongorups and Stirlings by Bicycle Tour – 8 days – Ron Bowyer 📰
May – OYB – Central Wheatbelt Tour – 9 days – John Sherwood 📰
August – Inaugural – Social Evening – 1 night – Arie Lemson
December – Touring Topics introduced into the Chain Letter
1991 March – Easter York Tour – 4 days – Kleber Claux 📰
April – OYB – Rainbow Coast Tour – 9 days – Ron Bowyer 📰
October – First Full Pannier – Wildflowers & Wineries Tour – 9 days – Paul Bonetti, Sue Campbell, Andrew Candy, Leon Harris, & Simon Koek 📰
1992 January – New Zealand Tour – Full Pannier – 5 weeks – Kleber Claux 📰
April – Easter at Pimelea – 4 days – Kleber Claux 📰
November – OYB – Tour des CapeS – 9 days – Ron Bowyer 📰
1993 March – South-West Back to Nature Tour – Full Pannier – 9 days – Brian Gale 📰
April – Easter in the Stirling Ranges – 4 days – Paul Bonetti 📰
October – OYB – Wandering Star Tour – 9 days – Ross Cussons 📰, 📰
1994 April – Easter at Donnelly River – 4 days – Sue Nilan 📰
April – 20th Anniversary Albany to Perth Tour – Full Pannier – 16 days – Kleber Claux & Stan Wiechecki 📰, 📰
October – OYB – Wildflower Heritage Tour – 9 days – John & Aileen Martin
1995 March – South Australian Tour – Full Pannier – 12 days – Jenny Knight 📰
April – Easter at Donnelly River – 4 days – Mark Elliott & Noel Eddington 📰
October – OYB – Beach to Bush Tour – 9 days – Sharon Veleff
1996 February – Tasmanian Tour – Full Pannier – 5 weeks – Peter Lundy
April – Easter in Albany – 4 days – Terry & Desama Bailey 📰
October – OYB – Tall Timber Tour – 9 days – Ross Cussons
1997 March – Easter in Bunbury – 4 days – Ann Wilson 📰
September – OYB – Spring On Your Bike Tour – 9 days – Kleber Claux 📰, 📰
1998 February – Back to Nature Tour – Full Pannier – 8 days – Brian Gale 📰, 📰
April – Easter Camping at Denmark – 4 days – Ann Wilson
April – Natchez USA Tour – Full Pannier Tour – 4 weeks – Tom Wall
October – OYB – Surf to City 10th Anniversary Tour – 9 days – Kleber Claux 📰
1999 March – Back to Nature Tour – Full Pannier – 8 days – Brian Gale 📰
April – Easter in Bunbury – 4 days – Steve Blackbourn
October – OYB – Southern Peaks Tour – 9 days – Tony Humphreys 📰
2000 April – Easter in Augusta – 4 days – Chris & Helen Lund 📰
October – OYB – SouWest Forest Tour – 9 days – Ann Wilson 📰
2001 April – Easter in Pemberton – 4 days – Stan Wiechecki 📰
October – OYB – 2001 A Bike Odyssey – 9 days – Ann Wilson 📰, 📰
2002 March – Easter in the Porongurup’s – 4 days – Ann Wilson 📰
April – Anzac in the Avon – 4 days – Simon Koek
November – OYB – A Whale of a Tour – 9 days – John Meakin 📰
2003 April – Easter in Quinninup – 4 days – Tony Humphreys 📰
April – Warren River Wander – Full Pannier – 7 days – Tony Humphreys 📰
October – OYB – Heartland Heritage Tour – 9 days – John Meakin 📰
2004 April – 30th Anniversary Albany to Perth Tour – Full Pannier – 16 days – Kleber Claux & Stan Wiechecki 📰, 📰
October – OYB – Southern Gateway Tour – 9 days – Allan Duff 📰
2005 March – Easter in the Trees – 4 days – Noel Eddington
October – OYB – Surfing the Scarp – 9 days – Tony Humphreys 📰, 📰
2006 April – Easter in Bridgetown – 4 days – Noel Eddington & Connie Van Den Ende 📰
August – OYB – A Toast of Batavia Tour – 9 days – Basia Lis 📰
2007 April – Easter in Bridgetown – 4 days – Noel Eddington & Connie Van den Ende
August/September – We’ve Been Sprung Tour – Full Pannier – 7 days – Simon Koek 📰
October – OYB – Wandering Valleys Tour – 9 days – Allan Duff 📰
2008 March – Easter in Manjimup – 4 days – Colin Prior 📰
April – National Parks Tour – SE QLD.- NE NSW – Full Pannier – 5 weeks – Kleber Claux 📰
October – OYB – Celebrate 20 in 08 Tour -9 days – Kleber Claux 📰, 📰
2009 January – Albany Weekend – 4 days – Terry Bailey 📰
April – Easter Weekend at Toad Hall – Boyanup – 4 days – Lance & Patricia Whiteford 📰
May – Sustainable Cycle Tour – Making Tracks – 8 days – Noel Eddington & Erica Larke 📰
September – OYB – Wheels, Wheatbelt ‘N’ Wildflowers – 9 days – Colin Prior 📰
2010 March – Sustainable Cycle Tour – Ride With a Difference – 9 days – Robert Tognela & Joani Hoult 📰
September – Munda-Biddi Epic End to End – 15 days – Sarah Cutts 📰
October – OYB – Coast the Rainbow Tour – 9 days – Terry Bailey 📰
2011 April – Sustainable Cycle Tour – Easter with a Difference – 9 days – Simon Koek & Noel Eddington 📰, 📰
October – OYB – Riding the Wave – 9 days – Terry Bailey
2012 March – Sustainable Cycle Tour – Ride With a Difference – 7 days – Norm Howard 📰
October – OYB – Rounding the Capes – 9 days – Terry Bailey
2013 March – Sustainable Cycle Tour – Nannup Easter Roundup – Full Pannier – 16 days – Teresa Liddiard 📰, 📰
September – OYB – Blackwood Meander – 9 days – Tony Humphreys 📰
2014 April – 40th Anniversary Albany to Perth Tour – Full Pannier – 16 days – Kleber Claux 📰, 📰
October – OYB – Early Settlers Tour – 9 days – Tony Humphreys 📰
2015 March – Sustainable Cycle Tour – Victoria – Full Pannier – 2 weeks – Noel Eddington 📰
May – Retirees Run – 4 days – Liz Marshall 📰
September – OYB – Golden Heartlands Tour – 9 days – Trevor Knox 📰
2016 March – Badgingarra-Broad Horizons Tour – 6 days – David van Zyl 📰
April – Sustainable Cycle Tour – Easy Rider Tour – 4 days – Doug Allen 📰
May – Retirees Run-Reversed – 4 days – Liz Marshall 📰
October – OYB – Bay to Bluff Tour – 9 days – Terry Bailey 📰
2017 March – Retirees Run 17 – 7 days – Liz Marshall 📰
April – Easter Long Weekend at Narrogin – 4 days – Stan Wiechecki & Tony Humphreys 📰
September – OYB – Loaves to Fishes Tour – 9 days – Trevor Knox 📰
2018 March – The Great Southern Full pannier Tour – 7 days – Stan Wiechecki 📰
May – Retiree’s Run 2018 – 5 days – Trevor Knox 📰
October – OYB – Toasting the Valleys Tour – 9 days – Terry Bailey 📰
November/December – The Southern End of the Munda Biddi Mountain Bike Ride – 12 days – Steve Napier 📰
2019 March – CTAWA 2019 Victorian Goldfields Tour – 14 days – Trevor Knox 📰
October – OYB – Southern Ranges Tour – 9 days – Tony Humprhreys




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