Central Goldfields Tour: October 2-4, 2015 – information for participants

Information for participants from your tour leader, Allan Marshall

Transport etc

Peter & Swee will be taking their caravan on the Thursday & leaving on the Tuesday.

It is still a maybe for Tina to take her van I have booked 2 powered sites in the Name of Cycling Geelong.

I have booked a 4 bedroom house 2 rooms with a Queen bed in each the other 2 have a D/B with a single over the top & D/bunks.

This house has fridge separate freezer, 8 chairs at the table plenty of lounge chairs. Good bath room separate toilet. Back yard with BarBQs. It is planed that this will be our meeting place for socializing. The park showers & toilets are just a stone throw away.

I have also booked a 2 bedroom cabin this has a Queen bedroom & 4 bunks in the 2nd room.

My plan is for us to have breakfast together so I will be bringing along the ingredients for these 2 meals. Saturday night dinner I plan to have a community BarBQ at the house again I will bring along the supplies, I will be calling out for member’s tastes in case of any special diets.

Travel it is planned to leave here at an agreed time on Friday evening, if members want they can bring their bikes out early or the night befor & put on the trailer then they will go into my garage under lock & key .For those coming from the other side of Geelong I can have six cars up my drive 1 locked in my garage 2 under the carport & 3 up the drive. There will be more travel info later on.

About the rides on the Sat we will be riding from the Laanecoorie caravan park to Tarnagulla about 11 k there we will tour around this historic town, then we will put the bikes on the trailer &go to Moliagul ride the bikes around there to the site of the Welcome Stranger nugget & other places of interest, it is here where I must keep an eye on the time as the only place we can have lunch is Dunolly if I have to change things around then I will, I plan to take you to the old town of Bealiba 13k from Moliagul if there is time on our side we will ride to Dunolly for lunch 19k I am to make a phone call to the Bakery for them to stay open until 3 pm at least. After lunch we will tour around Dunolly. Some of us may want to ride the bikes the 11k via Eddington & back to the Caravan Park & others may want to get back & freshen up for the evening.

Day 2

This is the big change because of the train coming into Maldon. We will put the bikes on the trailer & go to Maldon. Here there are 2 rides types there is a 15 k Nuggetty Rd ride for those who only want to do a short ride. For the more adventurous we will ride to Newstead then over to Castlemaine tour around there & have lunch with the rest of the crew from the short ride who have come by car shuttle. After lunch or the tour around the City we will head for Muckleford & back to Maldon distance 45k + where we will do a tour around the town.

It is hoped that we have put our travel bags in the car shuttles & apart from Peter & Swee we will head for Geelong via Clunes & Ballarat & home to Geelong.

Please bring your camera & talk about this trip with other members. If they want to come along they must get in touch with me (log in to the Members section of the website to find Allan’s details).

Please remember that all bookings go through me on behalf of Cycling Geelong Goldfields Bike Tour.

There will be more details later on – mainly on Castlemaine.

Keep peddling Ride Leader Allan


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