Graphic: Motorcycle Pudding
Flying Doctor Podcast #28:
It all started in 1976 when two keen motorcyclists, Bear, from Western Australia and Eric, from South Australia rode to meet each other on the border between the two states. As an addition to their meal Eric brought a Big Sister self-saucing pudding for dessert, however after a few drinks, the pudding was forgotten, dinner was consumed and the weary friends parted company.
The following year the two men arranged to catch up again and Bear took the pudding with him for dessert -- but again it wasn't eaten.
The Pudding became a bit of a joke between the two men who travelled with it for years before allowing it to be passed around to other motorcyclists who began to carry it across the country.
The Pudding has been travelling Australia's highways and backroads ever since, covering hundreds of thousands of kilometres and becoming Motorcycling Australia's greatest hitchhiker. In the last 10 to 15 years the motorcycling community decided to auction off the carrying of the Pudding at different motorcycling events and donate the proceeds to the Royal Flying Doctors Service.
Find out where the pudding is now headed next by listening to the podcast below.