8:30am – Rippleside Park – 6 riders from GTC, 1 from Cycling Geelong. Where were you? The cycling conditions were perfect: the company on joint rides is always congenial: the distance was less than 70km. Ride sheet completed, Helen led (mainly from behind) David I, Rolf, Peter M (recently returned from shadowing the TDF – and riding all the climbs!), Marie, Zolenko and Ian F. to Barwon Heads.
*Strategic cycling corridors are short (5-10km) routes that attract/will attract the highest number of cyclists within a reasonable timeframe (less than 5 years). They are part of the Principal Bicycle network and are given higher priority. The aim is to fund these to create separated, state of the art, bike paths that will attract people onto bikes for shorted trips. This is certainly succeeding in Melbourne where thousands of cyclists daily use, for example the off-road route along Footscray Road. The Principal Bicycle Network has now been identified for Geelong, and initial Strategic Cycling Corridors identified from north, south, east and west. (Attending meetings are Vic Roads, CoGG, Bike Safe, and cycling club representatives.)
(For more of the criteria for the PBN or SCCs, ask Helen . As soon as the SCCs are identified, they will be circulated.)
**The ‘slow’ group’s average was 23+kph.