24 Mar

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 24th March 2019

22 riders assembled in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. We were greeted by a very foggy morning which started to clear as we commenced to ride and finished up being a warm and pleasant morning.

14 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 8 rode the longer ride. We also had 2 first time riders with us and one rode the long ride and the other the medium ride.

All riders were together back at the cafe after the ride and enjoyed the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

Members are reminded that when riding in groups to be aware of their position on the road and not to ride more than 2 abreast unless to pass another rider. Riding in that fashion is against the road laws relating to cyclists. Members are also encouraged to practice riding in closer proximity to others and avoid spreading across the road.

22 Mar

Ride News – 7 Peaks Climbs

3 club members Pene, Luke and Ken M have successfully completed the 7 Peaks Climbs this cycling season. Luke and Ken rode the last of their climbs Thursday 21st March and Pene completed her last climb on February 28th.

Other members have successfully ridden the 7 climbs in previous years and many members have climbed some of the climbs this year also. To complete the 7 usually involves multiple away trips, overnight stays and a lot of sustained climbing. The club’s annual Bright trip generally includes 2 of the climbs. 19 Members climbed Mt Buffalo and 4 Falls Creek during the last trip.

Congratulations to Pene for completing her first 7 Peaks climbs. A fantastic effort

22 Mar

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 21st March 2019

3 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cool early with the day warming as the ride progressed.

Riders rode the normal route out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning for the ride back to Woodend at Batters Lane. The ride was ridden at a brisk pace with the pace setter out front.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

10 Mar

Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 10th March 2019

24 riders assembled in Gisborne on a cloudy morning with a light wind blowing and some haze about. As the ride progressed the wind began to strengthen and became a head wind on the climb up Kerrie Valley.

5 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 19 riders rode the longer ride. Riders on the long ride enjoyed a tail wind out to Lancefield Road then a head wind up Kerrie Valley and most of the way to Woodend followed by a tail wind back to Gisborne. Ride conditions were the same for the medium ride.

Most riders were together back at the cafe after the ride with the usual refreshments and chatter before we all headed home.

07 Mar

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 7th March 2019

6 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were very cold early with some riders wearing winter gear. Once we commenced riding the weather began to warm up and by the time we finished conditions were ideal.

We rode our normal ride out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 chain road, Chases Lane and turning to return to Woodend at Batters Lane. We had a light head wind on the way back to Woodend.

Once back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home. It was good to see Ken S at the cafe for a coffee plus John M also had his last club ride before moving away from the area. All the best to John and we hope to see him again at some time.