News archive for April, 2012

Date:       Saturday 28th April 2012

Time:      0916 am  train from Parliament Railway Station Platform 4 to Croydon Station Lilydale Line

Start:     Riding starts Croydon Railway Station approx 1000 am

Distance:       55 klms (riding)

Suits:              Any maintained bike.

Cost:               Free, BYO nibbbles, Transport money

Description:         Take the train from Parliament Station to Croydon Station  (on the Lilydale Line) – or just meet at Croydon station – where the ride proper starts.  From the main Street shopping strip we follow the Taralla Creek Trail (formerly known as Croydon Main Drain) for about 6 klms along a picturesque water course till we meet the Dandenong Creek Trail which we follow till we cross over Burwood Highway where we join Eastlink for several klms till we reach the turn off for Blind Creek Trail.This is an alternative  trail which re-joins the Dandenong Creek Trail and in to Jells Park.

                                      From refreshments at Jells Park its up and over the hilly sections of Scotchmans Creek Trail till we join the Gardiners Creek Trail and follow its course alongside the Monash Freeway on to the Main Yarra Trail and in to Federation Square.  There are “Bail out points” at Bayswater station and Mulgrave Station.

Contact:    Ruth   0417110880                     Stuart:         93642956

Ride Report:   x5 riders enjoyed this scenic cycling tour of the south eastern suburbs along a picturesque route.  The hill(s) on Scotchmans Creek Trail were conquered without too much angst.  Most cycling on established tracks.  Distance covered – 50 klms.