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Thunder Rally – Since 1982

The annual Thunder Rally is a fantastic riding and camping event run each year by a quirky group of DOCNSW members.

Started in 1982 and usually in October the Thunder Rally is held at the picturesque Sheba Dams Recreation Area near Nundle NSW.

All about fun and fellowship. The Rally is ‘BYO everything’ with awards given for all sorts of crazy categories.

The rally which is run by the Ducati Owners Club of NSW is open to riders of all bikes and has raised more than $100,000 for the Royal Rehabilitation Centre, Spinal and Brain Injury Unit.

Accommodation options exist in Nundle township for non-campers who book early.

More than 9000 riders have ridden a combined total of 8 million kilometres to attend the Thunder Rally over the past 35 years.


DOCNSW thanks its 2020 Thunder Rally Sponsors

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A letter of Thanks to the generous sponsors of the #39 Thunder Rally

Scott Gibson - President

Dear Sponsors and Business owners of our Motorcycling Community.

The President, Committee and Members, of the Ducati Owners Club of NSW Inc, would like to thank and acknowledge the generous support of your sponsorship during the recent #39 Virtual Thunder Rally 2020.

Collectively you provided 48 prizes for our 315 pre-registered participants. This was a new record for pre-registrations in our 39-year history representing a 50% increase! The event was held successfully on Saturday 10th October 2020, where the presentation was webcast from Royal Rehab Centre at Ryde.

We bring motorcyclists together from all around Australia. Highlighting the universal support for the annual DOCNSW Thunder Rally, we had participants from NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, SA, AND WA! We even had one international entry! This was a great show of support and solidarity and commitment to assist raise funds for our chosen facility, the Royal Rehab at Ryde, who provide special assistance and care to patients with Brain and Spinal injuries, sustained through work, sport, traffic and industrial accidents.

As a Community we are immensely proud to support Royal Rehab Centre to continue the essential work carried out in rehabilitating people during and after recovery from these incidents, many of whom are fellow riders.

Our Sponsors are an integral part of this 39-year tradition and help attract interest from Rally goers, without whom we would have no event. Next year will be the 40th year of The DOCNSW Thunder Rally, and we hope to have a new record set to celebrate. Ideally, we would like everyone to participate and enjoy in a Covid-free environment, without the restrictions on gatherings and travel we have all endured in 2020. The intention is to run the event in a traditional manner, where participants will travel from all over Australia to Sheba Dams, in Nundle NSW.

We continue to compile a comprehensive list of Managers who authorise the sponsorships from many of the following companies. I invite you to contact myself for future events at any time. [email protected]

It is with sincere gratitude I express our appreciation for your generosity, without trade support we would not be able to supply the level of assistance that, since 2001, has resulted in donations exceeding $269,000.00 dollars from fund raising by Thunder Rally and DOCNSW combined.

 On behalf of the Ducati Owners Club of NSW Inc, thank you all very much, your annual contribution is irreplaceable. The net proceeds of this event will be donated to the Royal Rehabilitation Centre at our AGM, at the end of February 2021.

Ducati Owners Club of NSW Inc gives thanks and appreciation to.

  2. Jekyll and Hyde Leathers. Terry Carroll.
  3. Brush Tattoo. Nundle, NSW.
  4. MOTO DNA. Sydney Motor Sport Park.
  5. For R-JAYS and ARAI Apparel.
  6. KTM Newcastle.
  7. ROAD and RACE. Rydalmere.
  8. AUSTRALIAN Road Rider Magazine.
  9. FRASER’S MOTORCYCLES. Newcastle, Concord. Wollongong. Warren Fraser.
  10. DESMO HEADQUARTERS Byron Bay. Arthur Davis.
  11. NORTH COAST V-TWIN. Ashley Beaton.
  12. DUC-PEN. Penrith. Scott Williams.
  13. GOWANLOCH’S DUCATI. Mike Soderland.
  14. Western Range Motorcycles. Tamworth.
  15. D’MOTO. CLYDE. George/Shaun/Mark.
  19. GREY GUMS CAFÉ. Kim Grace. Putty.
  20. JERRYS CAFÉ. Kulnura. Jerry/Amanda.
  21. OLD ROAD CAFÉ. Mount White.

Through our widespread web-casting and social media elements we look forward to promoting your business to our followers in 2021 and beyond! The goodwill generated by our mutual involvement is immense. May we all remain healthy and prosper into the future and follow our endless passion for Motorcycling whether you ride a Ducati or any other brand, the passion for riding brings us together! Brain and Spinal injury do not discriminate, and, neither do we, all riders are welcome! Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Scott Gibson.

President. Ducati Owners Club of NSW Inc.

E. [email protected]
M. 0411 210 039

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Fuel, food, basic supplies and EFTPOS are all available at the nearby township of Nundle. The Lions Club are providing a BBQ Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Take your fishing gear and try your luck in the trout-stocked dam at the campsite. Firewood and water are onsite.

A flat rate entry fee of $30, pre-paid or $35, on the day.
It is a Ducati event, but all bikes are welcome!

The Thunder Rally is usually held at Sheba Dams Reserve 951 Barry Rd, Hanging Rock NSW 2340. This will be the 39th annual occurrence of this fantastic event which makes it one of the longest continuously run rallies in Australia.

Camp with onsite Eco toilets. There is no fresh water on site, there is dam water only. Dams are stocked so bring your line and bait if you want to fish.

If camping is not your thing enjoy the comfort of nearby Nundle Hotel, Motel, B&B or Caravan Park accommodation.

The Nundle Lions Club will be providing their sumptuous BBQ from Friday evening until Sunday morning inclusive. Basic food supplies and alcohol are available in Nundle, a glorious 12km ride away, for those who wish to self-cater.
The Thunder Rally is open to all makes of motorcycle. No cars or dogs please. Have as much fun as you like but do not let your behaviour spoil the experience for others.

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