News archive for July, 2011

Date: Sunday 21st August 2011

Start: 0930

Where: Caltex Servo, cnr Western Ring Road & Sunshine Ave, Kealba Melways 26 H2

Distance: 25 klms to melbourne city then 10 klms “Sporting complex riding tour”

Suits: Adults, Any maintained bike

Cost: Free riding noteLunch at a Bistro in the city is planned for 1.00 pm approx.

Description: Ride the quick route in to the city via Edgewater Estate to the heart of Melbourne where our “Tour Guide” John will introduce us to some of Melbournes sporting grounds and their associated history / heritage. Tour takes approx 90 mins and easy riding distance of 10 klms. Afterwards we have lunch planned at a Bistro near the old Georges emporium. Safe bike parking at bistro. Riders free to arrange their favourite trip home.

Contact Ruth 0417110880 John 0418108441

Report: 13 riders enjoyed a leisurely ride to docklands for coffee and then John took us on a cycling tour round some of our famous sports grounds and back via Fitzroy Gardens to a cleverly hidden bistro for lunch. Great commentary, Great lunch and a great group of riders on a glorious melbourne day.

YES – MORE CHANGES ON THE Western Ring Road path
The ride is on BUT THE ROUTE HAS CHANGED
Date: Saturday 13th August 2011
Start: 0930 am
Where: Caltex servo, cnr Western RR & Sunshine Ave, Kealba Melways 26 H2
Distance 50 klms
Suits Adults, any maintained bike
Cost: FreeBUT WE ARE LUNCHING AT THE CHEESERY RESTAURANT / CAFE
Beautiful “wood fired pizzas” are on the menu!.
Booking at restaurant essential – notify Ruth if attending
Description: After meeting at the servo we’ll make our way via the WRR path and then through the Broadmeadows valley paths and in to Craigieburn. Then its along Amaroo Rd and back roads to the cheesery in Donnybrook Rd. After lunch its cycling back to Craigieburn for riders to decide their method of travel home. Options are cycle back or Train and cycle.
Contact Ruth 0417 110 880 Stuart 9364 2956
Ride Report: A comfortable 42 klm ride to the cheesery and an excellent lunch. You had to be there for the “brilliant banter and photo”. We shall go back – to apologise for some raucous laughter over lunch! Cycled back to Craigieburn ( 9 klm) and then took our prefered options homeward.