Doug led 19 riders on the river ride. Doug welcomed Helen, riding the river with Cycling Geelong for the first time.
No Touch Sing-on
Doug and Dave (Ride Coordinator) had devised a ‘keeping your distance’ method of sign on, where people sent the ride leader their name, contact name and details, via mobile phone. This mostly worked, with some manual entry needed, by Doug on the paper from. It was also a bit of a talking point for riders who weren’t sure just how much longer our club rides will be able to continue as the Covid-19 crisis deepens.
Doug, true to form, had penned a Covid-19 cycling poem, which he read (at a distance) before the ride start. (I’ll add this to the ride report when I receive it.)
Cycling Australia recommends that for now riders keep at least 1.5m apart. This meant that, except in short wider sections, our riders rode single file. There was plenty of time for talk at the usual stopping points. The path was busy – especially with small groups of walkers, riders, and dog walkers – possibly taking the opportunity to get out before lock down restrictions. Barwon Edge cafe was quite busy, keeping to the 4m2 limit per person inside, so today, with pleasant weather, everyone sat outside.
Thanks to Doug and tail-end Charlie for a most enjoyable ride.
Keep your eye on the ride calendar for any changes.