Despite a prediction for 2-10 ml of rain, 16 cyclists rode the railtrail to Drysdale, ably led by Cycling Geelong’s bus-driving cycle bard, Doug Merritt. No rain fell during the ride!
Before setting off, Doug recited a new version of his On Ya Bike! poem, especially tailored to fit the ride along the Bellarine Rail Trail to Drysdale. We welcomed at least one new rider to On Ya Bike! – Janet, who has just moved into the region from the cycling luxury of Canberra.
Along the trail near Moolap the Friends of the Bellarine Rail Trail were doing a marvelous job of planting and maintaining the trail.
The riders were made most welcome at Cafe Zoo in Drysdale. This is one of the most cycling-friendly cafes in our region.
After a pleasant rest to refresh the legs and refuel the body, the return was by the same route.
Thanks to all riders and to Doug our most able leader.
By the way, it’s ride to work day today. Doug and Lynton were both off to work after the ride – on their bikes, of course.
Make a donation for research to cure kid’s cancer.
Margy and Richard, both members of Cycling Geelong, are riding the Great Cycle Challenge this month to raise money for research into children’s cancer at the Children’s Medical Research Institute. We encourage everyone to make a donation to this cause. You can go directly to the sponsorship pages via these links –