Motorcyclists Ian Wallace, left, Norm Suhan and Gary Cole prepare for this weekend’s classic ride over the Victorian alps. Mr Suhan has since withdrawn for health reasons. SEVERAL south-west district bikers will be crossing the Victorian Alps this weekend with dozens of other classic motorcycle fans from around the state.
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The Over The Hill run will cover about 1400 kilometres in four days including Bright and parts of the picturesque Alpine Way.

Riders will be hoping for better weather than last year when icy conditions prevented them from completing the mountain route of a five-yearly rally held by the Classic Motorcycle Club of Victoria.

Panmure’s Ian Wallace, on a 1942 Indian 500cc, will have the distinction of riding the oldest bike in the rally.

“It’s been dubbed The World’s Slowest Indian,” he told The Standard.

He will be accompanied by Terang’s Gary Cole on a 1950s BSA 650 and Geoff Clifford on a 1950s Triumph 650, Warrnambool’s Neil and Gwenda Primmer on a BMW 75/5, Don Bell also on a BMW 75/5, David and Lois Morse on a Velocette, Geoff and Faye Owen on a BMW Trike, Neville and Wilma Wallace on a Honda 1300 and Mortlake’s Alistair Clarke on a Triumph 650 Bonneville.

Eighty-year-old Norm Suhan of the The Sisters has been on the classic rally three times, but had to withdraw for this weekend because of health reasons.

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