Congratulations to Tina Gordon and Robert Turnour:
- from New Year, Tina is our new Membership Secretary, succeeding our newest Life Member Nancy Jones.
- Robert is our new Team Leader & Coordinator for the Annual Around the Bay fund raiser. He takes over from the other new Life Member David Jones.
Thank you to all members who led and organised rides for the rest of us during 2015; especially Helen Lyth.
Special thanks to our new Ride Coordinator Karen Anderson who has been keeping us updated even while on Christmas Holiday in Queensland. Look out for Karen’s Kruisy Ride 1.0 and 2.0. I think 1.0 is Easy Ride suitable for all. Start training for 2.0 and the ultimate Karen’s Killer (KK) Ride. If you have ride suggestions or want to lead a ride, contact Karen (details in Members Area).
It’s a shame our regular End of Year Ride on the Skipton Rail Trail had to be cancelled yesterday due to heat. Thanks to Stella Groves for organising it. I believe it may be rescheduled for later in the year when weather is kinder.
You can celebrate New Year by riding the first Saturday River ride of the year on this Saturday morning (Jan 2), It’s appropriate that Michael Lindsay will lead. Thank you Michael for helping to co-ordinate the ride throughout the year. If you’re a regular and want to share the load of leading, talk to Michael on the ride or email him.
Of course there are some serious rides coming up in January including a “Presidential Ride“. As US Presidents are called Presidents for life, I tend to think of Allan Marshall, Shane Balkin and Peter Smith as Presidents. Shane Balkin’s world famous “Barrabool Hill Classic” is on Jan 17th. And there will be Hills, Hills and more Hills – weather permitting.
Where were you on Boxing Day?
While you’re recovering from Christmas Dinner, Sandra McCran duly stepped in and led the Boxing Day Saturday River Ride backwards in the rain. She led 4 brave riders (Rod, Helen, Sandra, John H) anti clockwise to celebrate and review the year – (good idea from Doug Merritt). Many thanks to Sandra for helping with the Sat morning rides and on the Committee.
We’d be a great social club, if it weren’t for these great Ride Leaders who make us a great Cycling Club too.
Happy New Year 2016 and Safe Riding.
John Miro – President
P.S Helen is always looking for contributions to our club website. Just email her with any interesting posting / photos or ride reports.