18 Jan

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 18th January 2018

9 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were sunny, warm with a freshening northerly wind. Club members were spotted on the road earlier to escape the heat. Fortunately the ride was fairly quick and we were finished before the temperature was to hot. We had a first time rider (Les) with us from Taylors Lakes who had noticed our rides on facebook.

We rode one of our normal 53km loops out to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and back to Woodend. 5 riders rode the full loop with the other 4 riding shorter distances to finish before it got too warm. Once we turned to come back to Woodend the heat became more noticeable but due to the tail wind everybody made good time back and were not exposed to it for long.

We all then enjoyed the refreshments and sitting in the shade at the cafe before heading home.

14 Jan

Ride News

Sunday Social Ride – 14th January 2018 – Gisborne

24 riders assembled this morning in Gisborne for today’s ride. Conditions were very cold with a strong south wind blowing and the threat of rain. Fortunately there was no rain during the ride however the wind made riding difficult especially when we headed south. Once turning to head back to Gisborne we then enjoyed the tail wind back.

15 riders rode the long ride, 8 the medium ride and one rider rode the short ride. Due to the weather conditions riders on all rides varied the distances with some changing from the medium ride to longer rides and vice versa.

At the end of it all we were all together back at the cafe where we had some sunshine whilst sitting outside enjoying our refreshments before heading home.

11 Jan

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 11th January 2018

7 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were warm with a North Easterly Wind blowing. We rode a 53km  route out through Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane, Batters Lane and back.  We had a head wind out most of the way out before turning at Batters Lane before we enjoyed the tail wind back to Woodend.

Once back at Woodend it was into the cafe for the usual refreshments and a chat before heading home.

07 Jan

Ride News

Sunday Social Ride – Kyneton – 7th January 2018

25 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning under cool, cloudy conditions. A strong Southerly wind was blowing which made for a fast start to the ride. Unfortunately at some point riders had to ride into the wind on all rides before finishing with a tail wind.

5 riders rode the short ride, 10 the medium ride and the remaining 10 the longer ride. All distances had various degrees of climbing with the climbs all being into the wind which always them more difficult. All riders successfully made the climbs and then were able to enjoy the downhill and tail wind sections back to the finish of the rides.

Most riders then enjoyed the company at the cafe apart from those who had other commitments that meant they were unable to stay for refreshments before heading home.

04 Jan

Thursday Social Ride – Woodend – 4th January 2018

11 riders rode today’s ride in cool conditions with a light southerly breeze blowing. We rode one of our normal 53km routes  to Newham via Bryces Lane, Chases Lane and Clancys Lane. We started out with 8 riders with 3 late comers catching up and joining us. 2 riders rode a a shortened version of the ride by eliminating  Chases Lane. The speed of the ride was good as the wind did not slow the pace much on the return ride.

Congratulations also to Kath & Hilary who climbed Straws Lane yesterday afternoon. A great achievement as it is a steep climb. Brett was also getting in some hill climbing practice and climbed Straws Lane 3 times in succession plus going over the mount.

Once back at the cafe we were joined by John H who was a late starter.  We all enjoyed the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.