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2019 Wr250r Rally

RELEASE 15/04 – A record number of WR250Rs turned out for the third annual one model rally held around the Hunter region on March 23/24.62 owners of the tough adventure bike converged on Cessnock, NSW for the two day WR250R Rally adventure ride. Riders congregated at Chris Watsons MC for a pre-ride BBQ and briefing from as far away as Alice Springs – with two travelling from the USA to hire bikes from RideADV organisers. The diverse bunch ranged in age from 19-year-old Lochie Caldwell to 84-year-old Brian Rooney.

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Trails were varied from wet and muddy to dry and dusty and from beautiful lush green forests with red clay surfaces to dry and rocky ride areas around Yengo, Watagan, Corrabare, Werakata, Heaton, Sugarloaf, Pokolbin and Wollombi Forests.

“This was another awesome event for owners of the cult classic adventure bike. The weather produced some challenging conditions but once again there were few dramas and heaps of happy punters,” says RideADV’s Greg Yager. 

“We’re claiming this as the largest ever gathering of WR250Rs in one place. If anyone knows different, please get in touch with us at www.rideADV.com.au or via our FB page,” he adds.

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The WR250R Rally continues to grow as ADV riders tune into the fun of covering big distances on the small yet surprisingly capable motorcycle – and next year’s event is set to smash the current 250R rider world record…

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