News archive for June, 2013

Date:               Sunday 28th July 2013

Time:               1000 am

Where:            More Park,  Ballarat Road, Ardeer – Melways 25 K9

Distance:          60 klms       (Bail out 30 klms)

Suits:                Adults , any well maintained bike

Cost:                 Free, MYKI and nibbles

Description:          From More Park its a gentle ride along the WRR bike path till we join the Federation Trail and its onwards to Werribee for coffee.  Bail out train return if needed.  Planned return via same route to More Park.  Plenty of safe parking at start point.

Contact:      Ruth    0417 110 880

Report    A small group were propelled down to Werribee with a strong tail wind.  Great speed for little effort. Stopped for great coffee and  then respite on the  train back from Werribee to avoid that fierce head wind.  Distance 35 klms approx.  All cycled home from Melbourne area.


Date:              Saturday 6th July 2013

Time:             1000 am

Start:              Moonee Ponds Railway Station  –  (Craigieburn line)

Distance:       65 klms

Cost:                 Free,  need MYKI and nibbles

Suits:                Adults – any well maintained bike.

Description:      From the railway station   the route makes its way to the Outer Circle – Anniversary Trail and eventually returns to Moonee Ponds station.   Envolves some road riding but mostly on cycle paths.

Contact      Peter   0400 686 801

Report:  Ride was well attended despite limited trains and bail out points.  A good days riding.  Distance approx. 65 klms.

Date:          Sunday 23rd June 2013

Time:        1000 am

Start:           North Melbourne Railway Station

Distance:     50 klms  (approx.)  –  Actual 35 klms!

Cost:           Free – need MYKI and a well maintained bike.

Description:          From North Melbourne Railway Station the planned route takes us onto the Upfield trail to Fawkner and morning tea at the memorial park café.  After a short detour the route follows the Merri Creek trail and returns to North Melbourne area.  Mostly bitumen trail riding with short section on road.  Plenty of bail out points near railway stations.


Contact              Ruth              0417 110 880

Report:      After a crisp morning start x7 riders headed off for a welcome hot drink at the Memorial Park café.   Along the Merri Creek Trail our journey revealed the clean up activities undertaken along various low lying  sections after recent heavy rains and flooding.  Lunch in Clifton Hill and slow departures to differing “home areas”.  Much work is being undertaken across the Capital City Trail with path widening soon to make a huge difference.  Distance – 35 klms.