Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail, Thursday 12th November, 2020

Thanks to Margy for this report and ride photos.

It was overcast with a strong wind.  14 Riders left the showgrounds with a strong tail wind. Along the way 3 more riders joined the group. Pleasant camaraderie was enjoyed at the Zoo, and then the return journey was into a head wind.

David Salemy got a puncture along the trail but quickly fixed it satisfactorily.

Margy recommends that riders continue along the bike lane to the pedestrian lights at Drysdale, rather than turning right at the previous roundabout and riding on the footpath.  Remember, when on Cycling Geelong rides, cyclists should obey all road rules.

Dave would like the lights to be activated at Tivoli Drive – a new road which crosses the trail at Curlewis.  (Editor’s note:  It would be great if the default for these lights were green for the trail – which pre-exists the road as a path or railway by over 140 years.*)

*The Queenscliff line opened in 1879, branching from the South Western line at South Geelong. It was among the first branch lines to be built in the state of Victoria. https://www.railgeelong.com/lineguide/queenscliff/

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