11 Jul

Sunday Club Ride – Kyneton – 11th July 2021

24 members arrived in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. The weather was very cold and frosty with a northerly wind blowing and sunny skies. All rides had a head wind for the first half followed by a tail wind for the ride back to Kyneton.

6 riders rode the medium ride, 11 rode the long ride and the remaining 7 rode a modified long ride. Most of the rides were down hill into the wind early. There was some climbing during the mid part of the rides then the tail wind back with some uphill sections.

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

08 Jul

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend -8th July 2021

7 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The morning was cold, sunny with a  frost on the ground and a light North Easterly wind blowing.

We rode our usual 53km loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. The temperature started to climb from about Newham and from there the conditions were much warmer. The wind shifted to a more southerly direction on the ride back to Woodend.

Back at cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments sitting in the sun before we headed home.

 

 

04 Jul

Sunday Club Ride – Woodend – 4th July 2021

6 members assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather was miserable with cold, constant drizzly rain and a strong Northerly wind blowing.

2 of the riders had ridden up from Gisborne. After some debate 4 riders rode the short ride and the other 2 rode a modified version of the long ride. One member on the short ride decided to extend the ride as he was cold and wet already.

The remaining 3 riders enjoyed the usual chatter and refreshments at the cafe before heading home

01 Jul

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 1st July 2021

5 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The morning was overcast, cold with a strengthening northerly wind blowing. At about the mid point of the ride the sky began to lift and we had sections of sunshine for the remainder of the ride. We also had one of our riders with us this morning after an absence of some months.

We rode our usual 53km circuit out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. Most of the ride out to Batters Lane was into the wind. As we turned to ride back to Woodend we then picked up the tail wind for most of the way back.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we headed home.

27 Jun

Sunday Club Ride – Gisborne – 27th June 2021

24 members arrived in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Most members were wearing the new club kit and looking resplendent apart from those who had rain jackets on. The weather conditions were cool and sunny with a light wind blowing. The medium ride enjoyed sunshine for most of the ride and dry roads while the long ride had short sections with damp roads and cloud in the treed area of the ride.

12 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 12 rode the long ride. Some riders on the medium ride extended the ride with 3 riders climbing Mt Gisborne early in the ride. 4 other riders extended the ride by going to Nursery Road late in the ride. There were 2 punctures on the medium ride, one early in the ride and the other near the finish. For different reasons both riders did not complete the scheduled ride.

All riders were together at the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

24 Jun

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 24th June 2021

3 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather was overcast, cold with a strengthening north easterly wind. Once we commenced riding the sun began to shine through and we had sunshine and a drying road for most of the ride.

We rode our usual 53km circuit out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. We had an head wind mostly out to Batters Lane then as the wind had strengthened by then a good tail wind back to Woodend.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments before we headed home.

20 Jun

Sunday Club Ride – Kyneton – 20th June 2021

29 members arrived in Kyneton this morning for the first ride since the relaxing of Covid restrictions. The weather was cool, sunny with a southerly wind blowing. The conditions warmed up during the ride and apart from one section of the ride we rode in sunshine most of the way.

20 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 9 rode the longer ride. Most riders modified the rides by shortening the ride by deleting the loop to Woodend North. The middle section of the rides were into the wind with the start and finish having a tail wind.

Back at the cafe the riders on the early finishers on the medium ride were leaving as the remaining riders finished. For both groups it was the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

27 May

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 27th May 2021

6 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather was overcast with a light wind and low cloud. As we commenced riding the cloud lowered and we rode in drizzly rain until we reached Newham. As we left Newham the wind started to pick up and blew the low cloud away. The sun came out around Batters Lane and we rode nearly all the way back to Woodend before we encountered some more low cloud and drizzle.

It was good to see our intrepid member back from his 5 weeks plus gravel ride in he wilds of South Australia.

We rode our usual 53km ride to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. Apart from the rain early and wet roads once the sun came out it was a pleasant ride.

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

24 May

Sunday Club Ride – Woodend – 23rdMay 2021

27 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride on a cold and frosty start to the day. As the rides were commencing the sun had begun to shine through and the frost soon disappeared. The morning then became warmer as the rides progressed with everyone enjoying the conditions.

16 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 11 rode the longer ride. 4 riders on the medium ride decided to ride the longer ride after riders had descended Straws Lane leaving 12 on the medium ride. A slight increase in wind strength improved riding as we then had a tail wind for the majority of the ride.

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

20 May

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 20th May 2021

4 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather was cool, cloudy with a northerly wind blowing. Many of our regular Thursday riders are still away or unavailable to ride at the moment.

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 remained light for the most of the ride and all rides were quicker than previous weeks. The sun began to shine through near the end of the ride.

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