Around Lake Connewarre: Sunday October 18th, 2015

Six riders enjoyed a simple circuit of Lake Connewarre – David F, John M, Alex, Russell, Neville and Helen (ride leader).

151017 CG Lake Connewarre circuit

The lake is looking full and beautiful.  Coffee was at Groove in Ocean Grove.  In order to avoid the busy show traffic and congestion on the new Breakwater Bridge, the ride returned to the Breakwater from Wilson Road and wound its way around Leather Street to the old breakwater and back to the start at South Barwon Reserve.

Thanks to all participants.

This is somewhat of a historic ride for Cycling Geelong.  The circuit was first set as “Around Lake Connewarre” by Jim Day, who was one of the very early members of the club.  Jim led two special rides each year to help with the pre-tour preparation for club members attending The Great Victorian Bike Ride.  We remember Jim every year when we ride his other ride – The Jim Day 100.  This is a full circuit of the Bellarine Peninsula.  Jim put this one on the Cycling Geelong calendar because The Great Vic always has one day of 100km+ distance.

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