Australian Coast to
includes 8 unique rides. See below for more details on each ride.
Version No. 2.3
revised: August 14, 2022
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The original 50cc to be verified was completed in 2003 on a run from
Melbourne, Victoria to Darwin, Northern Territory establishing the
Australia 50cc. This ride was ridden by Bill Thweatt from Plano, Texas;
John McCrindle, Derrick Sutton and Bernard Petherbridge, all Australian riders.
In 2006 David “Davo” Jones rode from Brisbane, Queensland (near
Firshermans Island) to Perth, Western Australia (Freemantle) to
complete and have verified the Australia 50cc GOLD.
June 2011 saw Roland Phillips complete a 50cc from Broome Western
Australia to Bowen Queensland to complete and have verified an
Australia 50cc across the top part of Australia.
In March 2014 two riders, Dave Barwood from Australia and Michael
Turnpenny from Scotland completed the first Western Australia 50CC Gold
from Esperance to Wyndham.
The East Coast had previously been left untapped for many decades.
Continual roadwork’s due to regular flooding, isolation and both native
and farm animals have made the pilgrimage not very attractive. Having
traversed Australia on countless occasions, Karl Pirchmoser aka Skidoo
was after a challenge and completed the first East Coast 50cc GOLD in
Since the establishment of some of those rides above, a number of
intrepid riders have completed a range of extensions; 100ccc,
100cccccc, 150cccc Insanity GOLD, including some not quite right riders
completing some of these rides on 149cc bikes!!
A number of the reports from these rides may be found here:
As of November 2016, Australia now has Coast to Coast rides established
on our West Coast, East Coast, across the southern part of Australia
and the Northern part of Australia and up through the centre from Melbourne/Darwin. It is not envisaged that any
further Coast to Coast rides using different routes or start/finish
locations will be verified, however should a rider wish to put forward
a proposal then please email
[email protected] .
basis of the rules for all of the Australian Coast to Coast series of
rides may be found here http://www.ironbutt.com/ridecerts/getdocument.cfm?DocID=4
referred to in the USA as 50cc Quest Rules.
Remittance Fee: 50 hour rides--see fee page
100 hour rides---see fee page
DBR - Dated Business Receipt
A DBR is a machine generated receipt with the date, time and LOCATION
on it. Check it - do not assume it is correct. A receipt
with an incorrect time/date/location is worthless. Check and
Australia 50cc (Melbourne, Victoria to Darwin, Northern Territory in
under 50 hours) - Start/finish Port Melbourne – Darwin
Australia 50CC (Broome, Western
Australia to Bowen, Queensland in under 50 hours) - Start/finish Broome - Bowen
Australia 50cc GOLD (Esperance, Western Australia to Wyndham, Western
Australia in under 50 hours) Start/finish Esperance via Brookton,
Kelmscott and Geraldton – Wyndham
Australia 50cc GOLD East (Indian Ocean to Pacific Ocean in under 50
Hours) – Start/finish Warrnambool, Victoria via Wagga Wagga, New
South Wales, Tamworth, New South Wales, Toowoomba Queensland, and Roma,
Queensland - Cooktown, Queensland.
Australia 50cc GOLD
(Sydney/Brisbane, New South Wales to Perth (Fremantle), Western
Australia in under 50 hours) – Start/finish point on the coast anywhere
between Sydney and Brisbane - Freemantle, Perth.
Australia 100ccc Insanity (South Coast to North Coast to South Coast in
less than 100 hours!)
Australia 100ccc Insanity GOLD (West Coast to East Coast to West Coast
in less than 100 hours!)
Australia 150cccc Insanity GOLD (East Coast to West Coast to East Coast
to West Coast in less than 150 hours!)
Your official time is determined by the starting
and ending receipts. PLEASE check these documents and make sure
the clock and date is correct!
is strongly recommended but not