17 Feb

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 17th February 2019

26 riders arrived in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were excellent for riding with the sun shining and a lite breeze. We had 2 first time riders with us this morning and both rode the medium ride. We also had L. H back with us for his first ride for some time who rode the medium ride as well. Great to see him back on the bike.

15 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 11 rode the longer ride. There were riders on both rides that rode modified versions of the rides, eliminating part of the climb of Waterfalls Road on the medium ride and eliminating Baringo on the longer ride. Rides on both groups tendered to split into 2 groups due to varying speeds of the groups. Another rider with a new road bike had his first ride with us even though he had been doing some training before the ride. We wont be able to stop him in future.

All groups were together at the cafe but due to congestion we had to sit in 2 separate sections, however the usual refreshments and chatter were enjoyed before we all headed home.

14 Feb

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 14th February 2019

6 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cold early and most riders were wearing arm warmers, wind vests etc to protect against the cold. Early in the ride the sun began to shine and the weather then warmed up by the time the ride was finished.

We rode our usual 53km ride out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. The wind was beginning to strengthen by the time we turned to come back to Woodend which meant a head wind back.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments bafore we all headed home.


10 Feb

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 10th February 2019

29 riders arrived in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cool early which warmed up during the ride and good riding conditions were enjoyed by all. We had one first time rider with us also this morning.

One rider rode a modified short ride, 20 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 8 rode the longer ride. Unfortunately on the medium ride there was an accident after a clash of wheels resulted in one rider falling heavily. One of our members, a former ambulance officer was with us and a nurse also stopped to render assistance. An ambulance was called and the group directed traffic while we waited for the ambulance. The rider was then transferred to hospital by ambulance for evaluation and observation.

Once back at the cafe there was a reduced number due to the wait by the medium riders and some members who had completed their ride had already left. The usual refreshments were enjoyed with subdued chatter before we left for home.

07 Feb

Thursday Ride – 7th February 2019

3 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. We were also joined during the ride by one other member. Weather conditions were overcast and cool early. During the ride the sun began to shine through and the morning warmed up quickly.

We rode our normal 53km ride out to Newham via Bryces Lane, then to Chases Lane, and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. We had a head wind out to Batters Lane and a good tail wind all the way back to Woodend. This was nice instead of the usual head wind back to Woodend.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.