Report from Ride Leader: Rod Charles
Queenscliff at Easter, the perfect place and the perfect time of year. Cycling Geelong conducted a ride to participate in the National Trust’s Heritage Festival this year. Riding along the sea wall to Point Lonsdale was a perfect outing for the penny farthings and vintage machines attending. Joy Barnett and David Connolly, both with strong attachments to Queenscliff provided the historic commentary. A great day with the local market and an art show to visit at the end of the ride and exploration. We all slept well that night.
Editor’s aside: It was a great ride – penny farthings, a three wheeler, lots of bike bling of yesteryear. Thanks to Rod for organising this bumper ride. I noted that we didn’t stop at the Queenscliff Fort. This was not on the radar as, being built in 1860, it actually doesn’t exist – being built before 1869 – the year the world began (i.e. the year the first ‘bike as we know it’ was built and the first bike came to Geelong). It was good to see a number our members riding small wheeled bikes from our members.
Riding at the back, it was amusing to see the number of motorists who clearly enjoyed the spectacle – taking time out from their usual rushing everywhere attitude. Lots of phone cameras recorded the event.