News archive for July, 2012

Date:               Sunday 19th August 2012

Start:              1000                  End:    mid afternoon  – Day Ride

Where:              Caltex Servo, cnr WRR and Sunshine Ave, Kealba, Melways 26 H2

Distance:          30 klms to St Kilda        60 klms to Ricketts Point  (Mordialloc area)

Cost:               Free, need MYKI, punt  and lunch money

Suits:              Adults, a maintained bike

Description:     From the Service station we’ll make our way via Edgewater Estate to Spotswood for the Westgate Punt.  Then on to St Kilda for a coffee / lunch stop before heading down to Ricketts Point – Mordialloc area.  Train journey home – OR cycle back if you choose.

Contact:         Ferdi    0409 384 977              Stuart:            93642956

Ride Report:   A small group headed out in fine weather for this ride.  The ride to Ricketts Point was an easy one and after a rest break a  decision was made to ride back into the city area and make use of such good cycling weather.  Total distance covered – approx 70 klms.

 ** RIDE POSTPONED – Ride Leaders unavailable – To be re-scheduled. **

Date:       Saturday 4th August 2012

Time:      1000

Where:    More Park,  cnr Ballarat Road & Esmond St,  Ardeer

Distance:    40 klms

Suits           Adults, teens – Any maintained bike

Cost             Free – coffee money

Description:     After  heading along the Western Ring Road and on to the Deer Park Bypass – “Wellness Trail”  we’ll make our way through Caroline Springs to the coffee shop situated on Caroline Springs lake.  After lunch / refreshments its a return to the start point via Kororoit Creek trail.

An easy, medium ride with no hills

Contact:     Ruth   0417110880

Date:      Sunday 22nd July 2012

Start:       1000 am  approx.            End:      300 pm approx

Where:      Flinders Street Railway Station  –  “Under the clocks”.  Most trains arrive at 0945 – 1010 am (ish).

Cost:             Free – remember  MYKI and lunch money.

Suits:            Adults,  any maintained bike, medium ride, No major hills.

Distance:       50 klms approx.

Description:         After meeting at Flinders Street station”under the clocks” it’s an easy ride via Birrarung Mar to Hartwell for morning Tea.  We’ll make our way to Fairield for a lunch stop and then return to the city area.   Several train stations for “bail out” points.

Contact:       Ruth    0417110880                         Stuart        93642956

Ride Report:       x5 Riders left the city area to the sounds of Sunday church bells.  It was  welcoming weather for cyclists as we took Gardiner’s Creek trail and linked up with the Anniversary Trail  (Outer Circle).  A sudden “mechanical disaster”, {a snapped seat bracket bolt} in  the Kew area  saw a change of direction as we made our way into Alphington for urgent bike shop parts/repairs.    Lunch stop in Westgarth  and a group decision saw us on the Capital City trail with varying departures around Nth Melbourne area.  Thanks to all riders for an attempt at “bush mechanic skills”.

Date:            Sunday 8th July 2012

Start Time:    1000 am

End Time:        1 00 pm (approx)

Distance:         35 klms

Cost:              Free, coffee money

Level:                 Medium,  any bike

Starting at the Caltex Service Station, Sunshine Avenue & Western Ring Rd cnr, (Melways 26 H2), we travel along the Western Ring Road path, negotiate Jacana reserve (due to WRR Road works) to a great coffee shop in Westmeadows.  Returning via different route – NOT the hill out of Jacana /  Broadmeadows Valley.  Leisurely paced ride,  suit beginners or coffee lovers.

Contact:        Ruth   0417110880                                      Stuart              93642956

Ride Report:  A cool morning saw x9 riders venture out for an enjoyable ride to  a well stocked coffee shop in the westmeadows shopping strip.  Detours along the WRR path (due to roadworks) are well signposted but a little route rece helps to lessen the climb out of the valley to the WRR path!