12 Jan

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton- 12th January 2020

19 members assembled in Kyneton this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were not at all friendly for riding with very strong south easterly winds blowing. This made for a fast start to the ride with the tail wind, a middle section with a lot of climbing directly in the wind followed by some cross tail wind sections and then a tail wind back into Kyneton.

4 riders rode the long ride of which 3 had ridden to Kyneton and returned direct to Woodend along Ashbourne Road. The remaining 15 riders rode to the end of Youngs Road together where 3 decided to ride back to Kyneton from there. The 12 riders left then continued on the medium ride.

All the riders on the medium ride plus 1 who rode the short ride were together for the usual chatter and refreshments at the cafe before heading home. Unfortunately the 1 rider remaining on the long ride arrived back in Kyneton just after we had left the cafe as I spotted him as I was getting into my car.

09 Jan

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 9th January 2020

11 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride on an overcast morning with a light south wind blowing which changed to a more Easterly wind. Once we commenced riding the skies started to clear and the temperature started to warm up.

We rode our usual loop 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 very friendly for a change this morning with a tail or cross tail wind for most of the ride. The ride was therefore ridden at a fast pace due to the wind assistance and average speeds were in excess of 24.3kph. to approx 26kph.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments sitting under trees in the shade before heading home. It was also good to see Russell on his feet and looking very well and hoping to have  him back on the bike as soon as he is able.

 

 

 

 

05 Jan

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Woodend – 5th January 2020

6 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride with 3 of the riders having ridden from Gisborne. Due to the very strong winds and the amount of fallen trees, branches and litter on the roads the club ride was cancelled.

The 3 members who rode to Woodend then had the task of riding back into the wind and  heavy rain. The other 3 members went to the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before heading home.

02 Jan

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 2nd January 2020

14 members arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were warm with a southerly wind blowing. Ride conditions were similar to previous weeks with an assisting wind out to Batters Lane then a head wind for the ride back to Woodend.

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 with the ride splitting into 2 groups part way through the ride.  The ride pace was good due to the wind assistance early during the ride.

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

 

 

29 Dec

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Gisborne – 29th December 2019

22 members assembled in Gisborne this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were already warm at the earlier start time of 8.30am for the summer period. We had 1 first time rider with us and he picked a difficult ride to start with. One other member joined the ride just after the start making 23 riders altogether. As the ride commenced the wind began to strengthen and it was into the wind for the first part to either Nursery Rd or Woodend.

7 riders rode the medium ride, the remaining 16 rode the long ride or modifications of the ride. 1 rider decided he wanted to climb the South side of Mt Macedon and convinced another to go with him. 4 riders rode a slower modified long ride and the remaining 10 rode the full ride with the exception of 2 members who returned to Woodend from the top of Mt Macedon and did not descend back to Gisborne. Due to the strong Northerly wind the rides were into the wind early followed by a fast descent with the tail wind back to Gisborne. By the time the rides finished the temperature had increased into the 30 degrees.

Back at the the cafe it was the usual refreshments and chatter sitting in the shade of some big trees before we all headed home.

 

26 Dec

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 26th December 2019

14 riders arrived in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were a little cool early with a strengthening South Easterly wind blowing. The ladies had organised a ride and the usual Thursday riders joined with them and rode together. We rode a 61km loop out to Malmsbury via Cheveley Rd, Lauriston Reservoir Rd, Youngs Rd and back along Malmsbury East Rd, Batters Lane, Cobb & Co Rd to Woodend.

With the strong tail wind to Malmsbury the average pace was 27kph or faster for all riders. On the return ride the pace slowed considerably as we were riding into the same wind all the way back to Woodend.

We had a mid race cafe break with the usual chatter and refreshments. Once back at Woodend it was then the case of heading home.

22 Dec

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Kyneton – 22nd December 2019

22 members arrived in Kyneton this morning on an extremely windy morning for today’s ride. The weather was cool and cloudy early and most riders were wearing extra clothing. Upon reaching Pastoria the sun began to shine and some of the extra layers were no longer needed.

2 riders rode the short ride, 4 the medium ride and the remaining 16 rode modified versions of the long ride. 8 members on the long ride had ridden from Woodend  and returned part way through the ride.  7 rode a shortened 50km ride, one other rider who commenced from Kyneton  a 78km ride.

The rides were ridden at a good pace with groups being protected from the wind by the Cobaws early in the ride. On the return journey to Kyneton the wind was mainly either a tail wind or a cross tail wind. The riders who were riding back to Woodend had a head wind back once they departed the published route.

Back at the cafe it was the usual chatter and refreshments for those who started from Kyneton before we all returned home.

 

19 Dec

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 19th December 2019

8 members assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. The weather was warm with a strengthening south wind blowing. We also had one member riding for the first time for some months following a illness.

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. One member had the misfortune to have a puncture early in the ride. He told the riders to continue on and he caught up with us part way through the ride. One other member shortened the ride by not riding the Chases Lane loop.The ride was fast out to Batters Lane with the assistance of the tail wind. On turning into Batters Lane it was straight into the wind for the ride back to Woodend.

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

15 Dec

Ride News

Sunday Ride – Woodend – 15th December 2019

18 riders assembled in Woodend this morning for today’s ride. Weather conditions were overcast with only a very light breeze, an unusual occurrence lately but welcome. We also had a rider having their first ride with the club and another who rides occasionally with us. One other rider who was to join us missed the start of the ride and caught up with the group at the cafe.

11 riders rode the medium ride and the remaining 7 rode the longer ride. The weather conditions made for a fast ride for both groups. The medium ride speed was approx 24kph or faster and the long ride 27.5kmh or faster. Light breeze and a mainly head wind back to Woodend. On both rides the most difficult part of the rides was early in the ride with climbing followed by downhill sections back to Woodend with the tail wind.

All riders were together at the cafe for the usual chatter and refreshments before we all headed home.

12 Dec

Thursday Ride – Woodend – 12th December 2019

5 members arrived in Woodend this morning on an overcast day with a very strong Southerly wind blowing and temperatures more like a mid winter ride. The day warmed up only slightly as the ride progressed.

We rode our usual Thursday ride out to Newham via Bryces Lane, 3 Chain Road, Chases Lane and turning at Batters Lane for the ride back to Woodend. The ride out to Batters Lane was fairly fast as we had a tail wind or a cross tail wind for most of the way. Once into Batters Lane it was straight into the head wind for the ride back to Woodend for a hard finish to the ride.

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