The Philip Island Time Trial is one that I have been doing for the last few years, since I began competitively riding. For those of you not from Australia, Philip Island is located south east of Melbourne and the only access other than by water is by driving over a bridge from the mainland. It is a tourist destination for a number of reasons. It has magnificent coastline, fishing and surfing and a lot of holiday homes.
It was home to the Philip Island Grand Prix, V8 cars, but they stopped racing there about 2 years ago to take this amazing sport to other locations around the world. However they still have club meetings at the track and also learning to drive and obtaining your CAMS licence. The track is also home to the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix which this year will be held October 18-20th and draws thousands of people to the island. It is also home to an abundance of wildlife especially the Fairy Penguins which also draws thousands of crowds nightly to watch the penguins make their way out of the water and up into their burrows. With busloads of tourists travelling up to see this sight it can get quite crowded.