Lynton and Dave led seven cyclists – on a ride from Deakin University, Waurn Ponds to Waterland Cinema in Barrabool Road. The The ride route was via the old Waurn Ponds highway to Hendy Main Road, then north to Barrabool Road. It was a very cold morning – a frost at the cinema.
The fit pedallers were met by a group of less-energetic drivers for the movie – Le Ride (a documentary about a re-enactment of the Aussie/NZ team in the 1928 Tour de France). The cinema is in a shearing shed – with its own small cinema – designed by farmer and film buffs Rick and Shiela. The cinema seats 22 in comfort. All proceeds from the cinema go to Anam Cara.
Before the film was coffee and chat time – in the foyer/sheep shed.
The film is guaranteed to make modern-day cyclists feel lucky to have modern, safe, light bikes, and bitumen beneath the wheels. The distances ridden day after day in the 1928 Tour on historic heavy bikes, with dodgy brakes and no gears would make the most intrepid Audax rider blanch!
After the movie, more chat, in the glorious sunshine was the order of the day, before the cyclists, rather reluctantly it seemed, flashed off down Barrabool Road for a fast and direct ride back to the start. The only negative was the bees who have taken up residence in the shearing shed wall – Margy was stung while brushing a bee from Jeff’s jacket.
Thanks to Lynton for organising this most fitting event to celebrate World Bicycle Day, Dave for being co-leader and
Rick and Shiela for welcoming Cycling Geelong to Waterland Cinema.