Geoff and Stephanie led this ride with a huge (25) attendance of happy and festive cyclists. Some came dressed to ride, others for the occasion. Santa was showing some well-developed calf muscles as he once again led the throng, at times outdistancing the ride leader, Geoff. As usual, the Surf Coast highway crossing, required patience, with heavy traffic in both directions. Hopefully, at some stage lights will be installed here to make it safer for the large number of trail users.
The riders soon found their way to Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre and refreshments at Panache near the cinema. An overflow table was needed to accommodate the large group. Santa led everyone in the singing of Doug Merritt’s specially cycling focused Christmas carols.
Thanks to Geoff and Stephanie, ride leaders, Santa and all riders.