“Allan’s Mystery Ride” was our final ride in the On Ya Bike! series for 2015. As usual, Allan had mapped out a new course, with a variety of cycling experiences from bike paths to quiet country and urban roads to riding on the freeway towards Melbourne! Twenty-four intrepid cyclists took up the challenge.
Riding along the Bay Trail at Corio.
Freeway riding was a new experience for some riders. However, supported by Kelly who ensured everyone negotiated the crossing of the high-speed Lara exit successfully, this proved a highlight of the ride.
The ride started fast! By Lara, a few were feeling the pressure. Helen and Roma left the main route before the Avalon section, riding to Little River and back via Mill Road to Lara.
The riders regrouped at Millar’s Lara for a refreshment break before returning to Rippleside Park via Hovells Creek and the waterfront.
Thanks to Allan for leading the ride, Russ and Ric for supporting a tired cyclist near the You Yangs, and all riders who enjoyed this final ride for 2015. Thanks, especially to John H, for once again sprinting on ahead to lie in wait taking photos.