News archive for January, 2012

Date: Saturday 18th February 2012
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
Report: x10 riders on a glorious day. Excellent lunch and a reasonable ride home

Date: Sunday 5th Feb 2012

Time 1000 am

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

Distance: 22 klms to Woodlands Park (Northern end) Melways 178 B6. Return trip approx 50 klms

Suits: Adults, any maintained bike (see note below)

Cost: Free, BYO nibbles, lunch, NB All rubbish must be taken out of Woodlands park please.

NOTE: Most riding in Woodlands Park is on gravel trails – Care is needed if riding a road bike.

Description: Meeting at the Caltex servo it is an easy cycle along the Western Ring Road path to Gowanbrae where we’ll cross over the Ring Road and head down to the Jacana Wetlands and in to Westmeadows. A few short streets later we join and follow the Moonee Ponds Creek path in to the southern end of Woodlands Historical Park and heritage Homestead site. Lots of paths to explore and a viewing point to the end of the airport runways for that extra thrill of planes taking off. Return trip is a slightly different route – planning to bypass that steep hill out of Jacana wetlands. Coffee, nibbles in the Woodlands Park cafe OR Westmeadows area (cafe).

Contact: Ruth 0417110880 Stuart 93642956

Ride Report: 4 Riders buckled down against gale force winds to Broadmeadows valley park then common sense prevailed and our cycling journey took us in to the city on the Moonee Ponds Creek trail for a well earned coffee. Riding distance approx 40 klms. Woodlands still awaits us!