The Big Lap of Tassy
17th to 23rd November, 2023


VJMC Members are invited to Ride Tasmania with Malcolm Campbell.

Ever thought you might like to circumnavigate Tasmania with someone who knows the best roads? This is your big chance. The ride which we have named “The Big Lap”, will be led by Malcolm Campbell and supported by the VJMC Tasmania. 

Tour duration will be 7 days and 6 nights commencing Friday 17th November 2023 and concluding in Devonport on Thursday 23rd November 2023.

At the completion of the ride, you will also have the option of attending the Australian Historic motorcycle race meeting at Baskerville Raceway in Hobart on the 24th to 26th November 2023.

Malcolm Campbell organises tours regularly through his company Tasmanian Motorcycle Tours (Wally’s Wonderful World) and therefore has experience providing riders with a fantastic motorcycling experience. In March 2023, the VJMC Tasmania approached Malcolm to lead this motorcycle ride (The Big Lap) for VJMC Members and their friends and are thankful he agreed.

Mal is a motorcycling legend from the late 70’s and 80’s who raced the likes of Wayne Gardiner, Mick Doohan and Andrew Johnson, won Australian titles and competed successfully Internationally.

Mal will organise the route ensuring you ride the best roads Tasmania has to offer, see the best Tasmanian Bike collections and visit other specific motorcycle locations of interest. He will also entertain you with his stories from his racing days. I can assure you he can spin a good story but sometimes I think he may put a bit of Mayo on them, but very good listening.

The tour will be inclusive of all costs associated with fuel, accommodation, breakfast and any costs associated with the visits to interesting locations and motorcycle collections around the state. Further details on the registration process, route and cost.

If you would like to take on the challenge of participating in The Big Lap you need to register as detailed in the link above, pay your deposit and organise yourself to be at the East Devonport Ferry terminal on the 17th November 2023. Mal will take care of the rest.

As far as your travel arrangements go there is a few options available to you to get yourself and bike to Tasmania:

  1. Book yourself and your bike on the Spirit of Tasmania to arrive on or before the 17th November 2023.

  2. Fly to Launceston and Hire a bike (Contact Mal, 0408 128 872 for details)

  3. Fly into Devonport and pre-organise to have your bike shipped with Tasmanian Motorcycle Transport ph 0401 160 144 for pick up at Devonport on or before 17th November 2023

If you’re after a guided trip to the Apple Isle, The Big Lap may be what you are looking for. VJMC Tasmania look forward welcoming you.

VJMC Tasmania