David led a pedalton of 10 cyclists and a relaxed ride around the river. They were joined by a lone cyclist, Geoff, at the Breakwater and he continued on with the group and stayed for coffee at Barwon Edge. Hopefully, we’ll see him again on our rides.
Richard led 13 cyclists. The only incident was the spotting of a snake near the Breakwater.
The first club ride of 2021 was led by Kevin.
There were 10 cyclists – Kevin, Karen (not from Brighton), Kelly, Lynton, David F, David J, Gavin, Hermann, Peter, Doug and Helen who was tail ender.
The trail was reasonably quiet, and conditions were perfect. At the Breakwater, Kelly did a running repair on his water bottle cage, with lots of verbal support from the rest of the group – and physical support from Doug in the form of a strap.
At Queens Park, Doug informed the group that rain would arrive intermittently in 1 minute (thanks to his new phone app.). This didn’t eventuate despite a few dark clouds. Coffee was at Barwon Edge where Nancy joined the group for the first club coffee of the year.
Happy New Year everyone.
Thanks to Rod and Kevin for their reports and expert leadership.
Rod’s comment on his ride on 17th October, “No troubles. Another good ride with good cobbers.”
Kevin, David J, David F, Peter O, and George rode the river track, which was wet after the rain, but we had no rain on the ride. Doug joined us for coffee at Barwon Edge.
David Fisher led the fifteen or so cyclists on a cold but sunny morning from Rippleside Park. They were joined along the path by Doug, and then by several others at the Breakwater. The path was reasonably busy. There seemed to be more joggers than usual – perhaps leaving later than the running group’s usual 8am start due to the frosty morning.
The reward for cycling on such a cold morning was that the Barwon and its trees were looking magnificent. As usual, the coffee stop was at Barwon Edge.
Thanks to David for leading the ride, and to all our intrepid cold morning riders.
Kevin led 12 riders the river track on Saturday, the weather was cloudy and cool with no rain, ideal for riding.
At the Breakwater stop a very kind young lady offered to take the photo for us, that was much appreciated by the all male group. (Where were all the women on this fine Saturday morning.)
Thanks Kevin for the report and photo.
Many thanks to Rod for this report and Kevin and Edith for the photos.
Eleven members took the now well worn trail around the Barwon River beginning at Balyang Sanctuary on a chilly but clear morning.
We share the trail these days with many more people out walking and jogging, parents with children and friends chatting and many singles with listening aids in their ears to make bell ringing sometimes irrelevant.
This morning we took the return route along the south side of the golf course down at the breakwater end.
Coffee and a chat at Barwon Edge is always the right way to end the club ride.
We beat the rain which began to fall lightly as we rode home.
Kevin took photographs with help from Edith.