Thanks to Stella (ride leader) for this report.
What a beautiful day for a ride in the countryside! Twelve keen riders met at 9:30 in Skipton to enjoy the Skipton to Linton and return ride. We started the ride with a coffee stop in Skipton at the new cafe (just over the bridge) called 888 Chocolate Stop. Its only been open for 2 weeks and very reasonable and friendly well worth a visit if passing through Skipton.
The bike trail is in very good condition at present with very hard sandy gravel so the riding was fairly easy and allowed lots of opportunity to view the lovely views and rolling countryside AND enjoy the peace of it all! We had a short stop in Linton at the cafe there and shared Lunch.
On the return journey we all went our individual speeds. Paul and Dave zoomed off further down the track towards Ballarat and Doug went in search of the school he had taught at in his early days teaching! Karen was riding so much better and set her own pace with Sandra. The rest slowly followed on taking in the sunshine and the relaxed afternoon. Unfortunately no kangaroos joined us this time but Karen spotted an echidna by the track. It’s very special to see this.
The group finished off with another stop at the cafe and we all agreed it had been a lovely day and ride and hopefully repeated in the not too distant future.
Thanks to all who participated.
Thanks to Stella for leading this ride – originally scheduled in December, and twice postponed. However, the day was perfect in the end. This is clearly in the Best Rides category. Thanks to Rosemary for the photos.