News archive for May, 2017

Date:    Sat 24th June 2017

Meet:    Caltex Service Station, cnr WRR & Sunshine Ave Kealba  Melways 26 H2

Time:   1000 am

Distance:      40  klms

Free ride, need maintained bike.  BYO morning tea.  Café lunch OR BYO.

NOTE:   If attending this ride please contact the ride co-ordinator(s) to enable lunchtime café / coffee seating to be planned & booked as appropriate.

Description:     From the service station the route crosses the E J Whitten bridge & after a little road work deviation we re-join the WRR path & continue over Sydney Rd to the Dalton Rd area where we turn R) onto the Merri Creek Trail.  This trail takes us to our lunch stop along the trail (at Brunswick East) at a cafe OR BYO.  Rides end is Nth Melb station BUT exit points along the route.

Contact:  Ruth  0417 110 880     Ferdi   0409 384 977

Date:   Sunday 4th June 2017

Meet:   Nth Melbourne railway station

Time:     1000- 1015 am

Distance:       approx. 20 klms

Cost:     free.  BYO nibbles.  BYO/Buy Lunch.

Need a maintained bike & an interest in Melbourne’s history.

Description:  John will be taking us on a cycle tour to explore some interesting & perhaps lesser known areas & history of Melbourne.  Includes stop / start & on road riding & (hopefully) a lap outside the grounds of the MCG.  LUNCH stop:  is planned for the area near St Vincent’s Hospital, Nicholson St – café available OR BYO.  Ride concludes with lunch (unless we can cajole John to continue).

Contact:  Ruth   0417 110 880

Report:    Well  attended ride (x15).   From Nth Melb we headed to docklands area & the Upside down cow sculpture.  Our route made its way past Polly Woodside and along to the northern banks of the Yarra – stopping at Banana Alley, The multicultural bridge crossing & Sandgate bridge before continuing to Burrurung Marr & the chimes.  We completed a circuit of the MCG taking in the sculptures of our sporting heroes then headed off through Treasury Gardens & on to the Petition scroll & parliament buildings.  Melbourne’s hidden “Madame Brussels Lane”, early dwellings & historical diggings were fascinating.  A look at Melb Gaol and then on to Exhibition fountain & gardens for rides end.   Thank you John for a fascinating tour of Melb & some of the “hidden treasures”.  Distance or ride under 15 klms.  As planned – cyclists made their own home journeys.

When:          Sunday  21st May 2017
Meet:              10 00 am
Where:          Caltex Servo, Kealba,  Melways Map 26  H2
Distance:       30 klms – one way  plus optional extras.
Cost:             Ride free,  money for Food or BYO,
Description:      Meet at the Caltex Service station in Kealba, on Western Ring Rd and Sunshine Rd corner.  We’ll ride via the Edgewater Estate to Docklands area and then across Port Melb & bayside to Acland Street – St Kilda for rides end with refreshments.
Lots of options for return trip depending on weather, rider numbers.  Minimum distance from servo to Acland St is 30 klms.  Includes on road riding.

Contact:  Ferdi  0409 384 977

Report. Well attended ride. Many cyclists & good weather make this a very popular area to explore.