News archive for September, 2010


                                            WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED

Date:            Sunday  14th November  2010

Start:           9 00 am  approx   (Train arrives at 9.11 am)

Where:            Lilydale Railway Station   Melways 38 D4

Distance:       80 klms  round trip,   all day ride

Level:              medium, distance ride

Cost:               Free, bring train fare, nibbles etc:

Description:     Starting from the car park at Lilydale Railway station we take a road route to the start of the trail at  Whitehorse Rd and Queen St.   A short sharp climb gets us onto the trail which climbs gradually towards Mt Evelyn and onwards to Warburton.  Return via the same route.  Keep those legs spinning through this picturesque area as you train for the “Great Vic”

Contact:             Stuart   93642956            Ruth   0417 110 880

Date:          Sunday  31st October  2010

Time:            10 00 am

Start:            More Park, Ballarat Rd,  Ardeer,  Melways 25 K9

Level:            Easy Family Ride

Distance:      16 klms approx     2 hrs return

Cost:             FREE,  BYO  drinks and nibbles

Description:      Meet at More Park in Ardeer where we head along the well travelled Kororoit Creek Path to Buckingham Reserve.  After a rest stop we return via the same route.  No on road riding, mostly flat ride, no big hills.  Plenty of parking at the start.

Contact       Stuart  9364 2956                            Ruth     0417 110 880

Ride Report:       Well,  Melbourne turned on some terrible weather this year so not surprisingly there were no willing riders on the day.  Ride cancelled.


Date:            Saturday 9th October 2010

Time:              10 00 am

Start:           Caltex Servo, cnr Western Ring Rd & Sunshine Ave, Kealba,  Melways 26 H2

Distance:     50 klms

Level:          Medium 

Cost:             Free, coffee, train money

Description:  Heading off from the service station we follow the Ring Road Path till it meets Millers Rd.  Then its down to Kororoit Creek Rd and in to Williamstown for coffee.  We then make our way via the Maribyrnong River to Edgewater Estate where its “up and over that hill” and through the suburbs back to the service station.

Contact:       Stuart      9364 2956          Ruth     0417 110 880

Ride Report:         3 riders headed out on a glorious day and had just finished a loop of Cherry Lake and were heading along the foreshore to Williamstown for a coffee when disaster struck.  One rider down, badly shaken and grazed  –  smashed helmet and out of action!  Thank goodness for a sturdy bike helmet!   Ride terminated and emergency car travel home. 

Date:           Sunday 26th September 2010

Start:         9 00 am

Where:         North Melbourne Railway Station

Distance:  80 klms             BAIL OUT   Blackburn Station,  Alamein Station

Level:          Medium

Cost:          Free  –  Train, lunch money

Description:    Meet at North Melbourne Railway Station where we head under City Link to Join the Capital City Trail across the top end of Melbourne and join up with the Main Yarra Trail near Fairfield.  Continuing along till Burke Road where we’ll head along the “Koonung Creek Trail” to Blackburn Lake and surrounds for lunch.  Then its south west along the Upper Gardiners Creek Trail to Alamein area where we’ll head to the Monash Freeway and follow the Gardiners Creek Trail, join up with the Main Yarra Trail and back to the City.

Bail out at Blackburn Station – distance approx 35 klms

Bail out at Alamein Station – distance approx 60 klms

Contact       Stuart  93642956                        Ruth     0417 110 880

Ride Report:         10 riders joined in at various points along the way on a cyclists “dream day” for cycling.  Special thanks to Clare for her wonderful tour of Blackburn Lake and surrounds and a great coffee stop for lunch.  Ride leader apology – it was only 70 klms     OOPPS sorry!