The origins of this ride date back to 1976. A group of riders thought they would ride from Brighton to their beach house in Portsea and stay the weekend.
Since 1985 the Tour to Portsea event was born and it has grown over the years but has managed to retain the culture of those that founded this great ride. This is because those people who have been invited to participate have been considered a safe, respectful and also good company.
Although this event is not and will never be a race, it has always had a culture of personal challenge, therefore we keep records and reward achievements.
Over the years the organisation has been handed to different committee members with each volunteer considering their duty to keep the culture and safety of the ride intact. Therefore we keep a members list, and only by a members introduction who will vouch for the guest being a safe, respectful and somebody who is good company can a non member participate.
Nic Nicarcus Memorial Foundation Member Trophy
This poem was written by the 2008 committee as was read out as the introduction of the trophy presentation.
She was hiding in the closet when my wife walked out on me
She was weighing down my back pack while riding to Portsea
She’s been laid across the backseat of one too many cars
She’s been boasted about and picked up at one too many bars
Now her once girlish figure is starting to show her age
lots of lines and scratches where lonely fingers played
Other hands have tried to hold her and don’t want to give her up
She’s a lot more than steel and wood, she’s the foundation members cup