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.
Four riders left Balyang in sunny weather, only to get a light shower of rain at Breakwater where we met Tina. Tina left at Shannon Avenue and got attacked by a Magpie in Swanston Street. An uneventful ride from then on to Barwon Edge.
Thanks to David Jones for this report and photos.
A reminder to all cyclists riding on bike paths, especially the Barwon River Path which is very busy at present. Please check the path before you step or cycle out.
At the Queens Park Road bridge stop Peter Olsen was walking across the path when he was hit by a rider travelling south on the path. Both Peter and the other rider fell onto the path. Peter suffered a graze to his left elbow. The other rider appeared to be uninjured. Names were not exchanged.
The ride participants were: Karen Anderson, Geoff & Steph Andrews, George Belcher, Rod Charles, Kevin Clingan, Pau Cooney, Russell Ison, David Jones, Lynton Leigh, Margy McIntyre, Herman Mennerich, Doug Merritt, Peter Olsen, Ron van Oosten, Gavan Vigar.