17 May

Sunday Club Ride – Gisborne – 16th May 2021

23 riders arrived in Gisborne for today’s ride. The weather was very cold with a strong north westerly wind blowing. We had 2 first time riders and one member from interstate  with us.

12 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 11 rode the long ride. Some riders removed their wet/ windproof jackets early in the ride when we had the tail wind but then had to put them back on once we turned into the head wind. All rides enjoyed a tail wind early followed by the head wind and the tail wind to finish the ride. The long ride split into 2 groups with some returning from Nursery Road and not climbing Waterfalls Road.

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

13 May

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 13th May 2021

4 members assembled in Woodend this morning on a cold, cloudy and very windy start to the day. We were joined by another member at the cafe who was unable to ride this morning. As the ride progressed we had patches of sunshine and the wind strengthened during the morning.

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 way to Batters Lane we were into the wind followed by a tail wind back to Woodend.

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

09 May

Sunday Club Ride – Kyneton – 9th May 2021

19 members arrived in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. The weather was overcast with a cool northerly wind blowing. As the ride commenced the sun began to shine through. We then had periods of sunshine and intermittent clouds for the remainder of the ride. We also had a first time new member riding with us this morning and he rode the medium ride.

14 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 5 rode the long ride. 9 riders on the medium ride descended Metcalfe Hill and climbed back up to increase the ride distance.

One of the riders on the medium ride had the misfortune to be stung by a bee on the tongue. An unusual and unpleasant experience.

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

06 May

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 6th May 2021

3 members arrived in Woodend for this mornings ride. Numbers were less then normal with a some of our regulars either unavailable or away. The weather was cool with some fog around at the start of the ride. Conditions soon warmed up as we commenced riding. The ride enjoyed warm sunny skies and a light south easterly wind.

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. The wind direction meant mostly a slight tail wind to Batters Lane followed by a head wind back to Woodend.

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

 

 

02 May

Sunday Club Ride – Woodend – 2nd May 2021

26 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather conditions were very good with a strengthening North easterly wind and warm sunshine. The winds were light early and strengthened for the ride back to Woodend. We also had a first time rider with us this morning who rode the medium ride.

15 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 11 rode the longer ride. Both rides were ridden at a good pace with the light head wind early and stronger tail wind for the ride back.

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

29 Apr

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 29th April 2021

4 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather was sunny with some light patches of frost and a light wind. Once riding the temperature soon warmed up and an enjoyable ride was had by all.

We rode our usual 53km Thursday loop out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. One member  punctured descending Bryces Lane when riding through stones on the road surface after road works. He told the others to continue on and he would catch up. Unfortunately he was unable to repair the puncture . When the others contacted him he had already arranged to be picked up.

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

25 Apr

Sunday Club Ride – Gisborne – 25th April 2021

14 members arrived in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. The weather was overcast with a cold wind blowing. We also had a first time member riding with us this morning. The weather warmed up during the ride and everyone enjoyed the conditions. Club riders were down in number due to many members riding the Ottway Classic yesterday in Torquay.

7 riders rode the medium ride and the other 7 rode the long ride. Rides were ridden at a good speed with favorable wind conditions.

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

22 Apr

Thursday Club Ride – Woodend – 22 April 2021

2 hardy souls arrived in Woodend for today’s ride. The weather was cold, cloudy with a strong north westerly wind blowing. As we rode past Hanging Rock the cloud descended from the mount. We then had light misty rain for most of the remainder of the ride. As we were putting our bikes back into our cars in Woodend the skies cleared and the sun shone through.

We rode a 40km modified version of our normal route to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, and deleted the Chases Lane loop and returned back via Cobb & Co, Clancys Lane to Woodend.

Back at the cafe we had our usual chatter before we headed home.

19 Apr

Sunday Club Ride – Kyneton – 18th April 2021

25 members assembled  in Kyneton for today’s ride. Weather conditions were cool and cloudy with a light southerly wind blowing. As the ride progressed the temperature increased slightly and  riding conditions were then good.

11 members rode the faster long ride and the remaining 14 rode a slower 53km modified long ride.  9 of the riders in the slower group were riding this route for the first time . We also had gender equality on the ride with 7 male and 7 female riders. All first time riders completed the ride without any difficulties.

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

 

11 Apr

Sunday Club Ride – Woodend – 11th April 2021

12 hardy souls braved the cold conditions for today’s ride. The weather was very cold with a very strong south westerly wind blowing and the ever present threat of rain.

5 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 7 rode the long ride. We also had one first time rider with us. The medium ride did not have any rain. The long ride encountered some light rain on two occasions. One rider decided to put his rain jacket with the second shower and the rain stopped straight away.  The early part of the rides were into a head wind, then a middle section enjoyed a tail wind and the final short section back into the wind.

Riders were together at the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home. Some riders did not stop at the cafe as they decided it was too cold to be outside having refreshments.