News archive for September, 2014

Date:    Saturday 25th October 2014

Where:        Craigieburn railway station

Time:          1000

Distance:     35 klms   (optional extension)               Cost:     Free

Suits:           Adults, any maintained bike

Description:        After meeting at Craigieburn station our ride explores the new bike infrastructure in the city of Hume.  A few hills in Mt Ridley area and new estates for exploring.  Option to ride towards Melbourne for rides end.  Official ride ends in Craigieburn area.

Contact:             Ruth        0417 110 880

Report:       A glorious spring day.  Tail winds, many trails explored and a speedy trip towards the city through Broadmeadows valley area for rides end.  Great coffee along the way.  Distance for most riders approx. 50 klms

Date:        Sunday 5th October 2014

Meet:       More Park,   Ballarat Rd, Ardeer,  Melways  25 K9

Distance:     40klms ( approx.)

Suits:       Adults , any maintained bike.       Cost:    Free

Description:   Meet at More Park.  The route takes riders along the Western Ring Road and Federation Trail to Werribee.  Plan to continue to Werribee Mansion for exploration and return to Werribee for rides end.  Riders free to cycle return to start or Train return at their leisure.

 Contact:      Ferdi   0409 384 977

Date:          Sat 27th Sept 2014

Meet:          Southern Cross Railway station – Collins St end

When:        0900  am      LILYDALE TRAIN AT 0910  Platform 10

Distance:      60 klms (approx.) cycling

Suits:        Adults, any maintained bike         Cost:     Free – need MYKI and nibbles

Description:      After meeting at Southern Cross station it’s a LILYDALE TRAIN AT 0910 – 45 min trip  to Heatherdale station where we join the “EastLink” Trail and cycle our way down south.  Lots of “Bail out” points along this scenic route.  Plan to reach Carrum and train home.  Of course those “head winds” after Greens Rd in the Carrum area may see us making a pleasant detour.

Contact:       Ruth    0417 110 880         Ferdi    0409 384 977

Report:   After some minor repairs to a front cable/de-railleur we headed to Gels Park for morning coffee and then a great tail wind propelled our small group past Greens Rd to the Carrum area.  Gravel trails through the Edithvale wetlands took us across to Mordialloc for lunch  and  then “train return” option.  Distance covered  – 50 klms