News archive for April, 2010

DATE                            SATURDAY  May 15th 2010

START TIME                    9.30 AM

END TIME                       1.00 PM

DISTANCE                      20 KM

LEVEL                            EASY   BEGINNERS

COST                             GOLD COIN DONATION FOR LUNCH

MEET AT THE CALTEX SERVICE STATION(26H2) ON SUNSHINE AVE . WE’LL RIDE TO THE BLACK POWDER MILL  IN CAIRNLEA FOR A HISTORICAL TOUR OF THE MILL AT 10.00 AM .  THEN WE’LL TAKE  OPTIONAL WALK / RIDE FROM THE BLACK POWDER MILL THROUGH THE PROTECTED GRASSLAND TO IRAMOO AT VICTORIA UNIVERSITY AT 11.15 AM. LUNCH AT IRAMOO FROM 12.30 ONWARDS, FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT THE IRAMOO SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY CENTRE, TOURS START AT 1.30 PM

 

CONTACT           Ferdi    936303950

FRIENDS OF THE BLACK POWDER MILL  93122284

FRIENDS OF IRAMOO                             99192815

Date:           RIDE CANCELLED DUE TO MOTHERS DAY 

 Sunday 9th May, 2010 

Time:             1000 am

Start:             Southern Cross Railway Station

Distance:      30 klms      (60 klms – return)  approx

Cost:              Train fare and food

Level:           medium

Description:        Meeting at Southern Cross Station we’ll head through the top of the city past The Zoo to Westgarth Street and pick up the Main Yarra Trail to Westerfolds Park OR Eltham Station.  After a rest stop it’s the option of train OR cycle home!

Contact:      Stuart    93642956

Ride Report:   A quick ring around revealed 4 keen riders so the ride went ahead.  A glorious day with a lovely lunch with entertainment at the Mia Mia Cafe in Westerfold Park. An Aboriginal elder regularly plays his didgeridoo there and gives lessons (for men only).  A tail wind back to the start!

Date:          Saturday 24th April, 2010

Time:        1000

Start:         Caltex Service Station, Kealba, Melways 26H2

Distance:   60 klms

Level:        Medium

Cost:           Free, bring nibbles and bring / buy lunch

Description:     Note change of route direction

Meet at the Caltex Service Station, Cnr Western Ring Road and Sunshine Avenue, Kealba, Melways 26 H2.  We’ll head via the Ring Road Path, past Sydney Road and connect with the Merri Creek Trail.  Its a meander past Coburg Lake to CERES for lunch, coffee (its a VERY BUSY cafe).   Then on to Rushall Station  and at Park street we’ll continue on the Capital City Trail to the Upfield Trail.  This trail takes us through the suburbs following the railway line till we divert at Fawkner (approx) and then its back to the start along the Ring Road Path.

Contact:       Stuart    93642956

Ride Report:            8 riders headed out on a cool morning.  6 riders finished the ride with 2 riders taking a voluntary “bail out option” along the way.  The afternoon was glorious with wonderful rests and coffee at CERES and the Fawkner Memorial Park Cafe.