News archive for December, 2013

1.   The Cairnlea Trail, Deer Park Link.

2.   Sunshine Ave to WRR path section.

3.   Adelaide Street, upgrade with on road bike Lanes.

4.   Perth Ave to Derrimut Trail renewed Shared User Footpath.

5.   Devonshire road on road bike Lanes.

6.   WRR – Terror Street.   Re-alignment / resurfacing improved safety in commercial area.

Date:          Saturday 18th January 2014

Start:         1000 am

Meet:         Tullarook – Hotel   (in the main street.)  Head North on Hume Freeway towards Seymour.

Distance:      35 klms   (can be extended).

Suits:            Adults,  maintained bike.

Cost:             Free,  BYO money for refreshments.

Description:        NOTE THIS RIDE IS ON A GRAVEL TRAIL.  From the main street it is a pleasant country ride along the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail – (part of the Great Victorian Rail Trail).  Refreshments in Trawool and return.  Ride can be extended towards Yea with good weather / rider interest.

Contact:           Ruth           0417 110 880
Report: It was a warm and gentle windy day but that did not prevent an enjoyable ride along a well maintained section of the Rail Trail. Very cold refreshments at Trawool (it was 30 C) and a speedy return to the start. Distance 32 klms.

Date:            Sunday 5th January 2014

Start:            1000 am

Meet:            Craigieburn Railway Station,  Craigieburn 

Distance:    45 klms

Suits:            Adults with a maintained bike

Cost:            Free,  BYO refreshments money.

Description:      From the Station we head down the Craigieburn bypass path,  along the WRR path and into Westmeadows via the Jacana Wetlands.  After coffee stop we return to Craigieburn via the Broadmeadows Valley, Shankland Park and return to the station.  Mostly on paths, limited on road riding.

Contact:         Ruth      0417 110 880

Ride Report:   Melbourne weather dictated a pre ride consensus on the days ride.   A keen group were fairly propelled down the Craigieburn bypass track, along the WRR path and then continued via the Merri Creek trail to Clifton Hill with a very stiff and blustery tail wind assisting our journey.  A café lunch for re-fuelling and then we continued to Moonee Ponds for a return train trip to Craigieburn.
Distance covered –  45 klms.
Wind speed –  30 – 40 kph