The V2 Motorcycle Run is an ‘up market’ event designed to attract motorcycle enthusiasts who enjoy firing up their bikes for a four-day luxury cruise, requiring no organisation on their part. The emphasis is on interesting roads, fabulous scenery, great food and wine and of course, as with all Variety events, fun and entertainment.

The event caters for both experienced and inexperienced riders with the option of ‘cruisy’ group riding or firing your bike up to the speed limit.

If you are looking for a four-day motorcycle journey with a fun loving, like-minded group of people, then the V2 Motorcycle Run is the right choice! All proceeds raised from the event will go to assisting South Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Spectators are welcome to watch and cheer as the participants cruise along the route. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

The inaugural Variety V2 Motorcycle Run took place in 2008 and ten years on the event has raised more than $1.9 million net to directly benefit South Australian children in need. Each year the riders travel a different route. Over the past nine years these included the Flinders Ranges, the Grampians and Daylesford regions, the Riverland, South West NSW, the wine regions of SA, the Great Ocean Road and Victoria’s High Country.

Many thanks to all of you who joined us for the 10th Anniversary Run last October and for contributing to the magnificent outcome of raising $211,000 net for children in need across South Australia. Over the past ten years, V2ers have raised almost $2 million net for Variety SA and this year we want to make a significant start on the next million. In order to do that we need your help by continuing to support the V2 and by encouraging others to join us in raising money and having fun.

Route Overview

18 – 21 October 2018

V2 Route 2018

We have been busy working on the route for this year’s event. Here is a brief run down of what promises to be an interesting and different event.

Day 1:

Breakfast/ Start Line:  Adelaide Harley Davidson Bike Works, South Road, Edwardstown.

Ferry to Kangaroo Island followed by a ride to Seal Bay, with an opportunity to view seals.

Lunch: Raptor Domain, to view “Birds of Prey” display

Night Stop: Kingscote

Day 2:

Breakfast/ Start Line:  Kingscote

Ride to Flinders Chase National Park. Visit Remarkable Rocks, Cape du Couedic Lighthouse, Admirals Arch.

Lunch: Rock Pool Cafe, Stokes Bay followed by a visit to Kangaroo Island Spirits for ice cream and gin.

Night Stop: Kingscote

Day 3:

Breakfast/ Start Line:  Kingscote

Ferry from KI to Cape Jervis. Disembark ferry and ride across Fleurieu Peninsula to Victor Harbor and Goolwa.

Lunch: Goolwa Yacht Club

Night Stop: The Bend Motorsport Park Hotel, Tailem Bend
(You will be staying in the hotel above the main pit!!)

Day 4:

Breakfast/ Start Line:  The Bend Motorsport Park Hotel

A morning ride and then some fun activities at The Bend Motorsport Park, culminating in a couple of parade laps of the circuit during a break in the State Motor Race Championship meeting.

Lunch: TBA

Click here to go to the Variety V2 Motorcycle Run home page

Entry Fee

Single bike entrant:

Entry Fee $550 + Minimum Donation $4,500 + Event Participation cost – per person $875
Total $5,050 + Event Participation cost – per person $875

Partner teams riding individual bikes

Entry Fee $550 + Minimum Donation $7,500 + Event
Participation cost – per person $875
Total $8,050 + Event Participation cost – per person $875

Cost Breakdown

Team entry:

$550 Entry Fee

Inclusive of GST – non-refundable (payable on registration). Return with this form.
*Please note: Until the Entry Fee is paid your V2 entry is not guaranteed

+ Minimum Donation

Raised via sponsorship or fundraising
*This money is used to directly benefit the work of Variety SA.

Other costs:

  1. $875 Event Participation cost per person – this cost covers meals, accommodation, merchandise & entertainment on the event. *based on twin share accommodation
  2. Bike purchase, preparation, maintenance
  3. Fuel

All other costs are not tax deductible

As with all Variety events, safety on the V2 Motorcycle Run is paramount. Our experienced team is well equipped with the latest communications equipment and includes medical officials, a fully equipped mobile workshop with motorbike trailer, a catering team, a helicopter and a bus.

Fundraising Checklist

  • Come up with idea to fundraise
  • Obtain ”authority to fundraise” letter from the Variety office
  • Market your event/idea to maximise exposure – check logo use & branding with the Variety team before proceeding

*All donations $2 or over are tax-deductible.

As most would know, two options for this year’s run were put to participants during the event last year – either travel to an interstate destination or stay local. Feedback we received was overwhelmingly in favour of staying in South Australia so we have decided to do some island hopping.

This year the V2 will be held from Thursday 18th October to Sunday 21st October. We will travel through the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis, catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island, spend two days and nights taking in the spectacular coastal scenery and culinary delights the island has to offer before boarding the ferry back to the mainland. Once off the ferry we will travel through the Southern Fleurieu and along the south coast to our final night stay at ‘The Bend’ Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend.

Preliminary organisation is well underway – the route has been set, tentative accommodation booked and special events – like the community event we participated in at Penola last year – are being planned by your committee, Alex and Ally. Kangaroo Island has become an extremely popular tourist destination with ferry space and accommodation places in heavy demand so we need your help to secure the spaces we require by committing to joining us as soon as possible.

Alex and Ally will be in touch to encourage you to join us in 2018 and challenge you to bring at least one other rider with you. We would also like you to complete and return the attached survey about potential classic car inclusions on the V2. We have been trialling cars on the event over the past three years but we need to know your thoughts about whether or not we try to grow participant numbers – and, more importantly, financial returns – by inviting classic car owners to get involved.

Finally, thanks to all of you for your support of the V2 over the past ten years and please give serious thought to joining us again (or for the first time) this year. The route we have planned includes comfortable daily travel distances, picturesque landscapes, an opportunity to experience one of Australia’s most underrated natural attractions – Kangaroo Island – and to be one of the first to experience what will be one of the best motorsport facilities in Australia.

To those of you who have already committed to joining us, please confirm ASAP with Alex or Ally and, if you need suggestions for fundraising, ask them or the committee to help with ideas.

We look forward to seeing you on the Island!

Andrew Marshall
V2 Chairman

Events Manager