Kevin Clingan led the ride, with 19 participants. He reports
Eighteen riders left the start on a fine cloudy morning, with little wind, ideal for riding. We met Gavan at Coppards road. The group spread out as some riders rode ahead of the group, with Hermann as tail end Charlie. The ride back was uneventful with Hermann leaving early, but waiting for the us along the track. It was a very good day for bike riding.
Dave led the ride, with 13 cyclists starting from the showgrounds, and others joining along the route to a total of 18. Conditions were perfect and, as usual, the welcome and service at Cafe Zoo was great.
Keith led on the return as Dave and Joe left at Drysdale to visit The Pedal Shed in Clifton Springs. Helen, Stella and Karen left the ride at Moolap Station Road, to return home via Eastern Park and the waterfront.
Thanks to Dave and Keith, ride leaders, and to Dave for the photo from the Showgrounds.
Thanks to David S, ride leader for this report and photos.
As there were more than 10 riders, we split into two groups. The Drysdale magpie on High Street, on the town side of the railway station, is still actively swooping riders. Robert and Tina rode from Portarlington and joined us for morning tea.
Sixteen riders (including (Dr) Mike from GTC) left South Geelong in two groups. Along the way we picked-up Gavan, Ron L. (GTC) and Doug creating the largest number of Thursday riders since before COVID-19.
As usual, Cafe Zoo were right on to it with tables ready for us in the front garden and courtyard. In future, I recommend the ride leader should appoint someone to lead each group, to help things run more smoothly. No incidents occurred and the High Street magpie has ceased surveillance operations! Yay!!
Only five riders started from South Geelong with Gavan joining us en route. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable ride. To avoid the busy roundabout at the top of High St, and having to turn right off Murradoc Road, we stayed on the BRT past the railway station and until it meets the new bypass road. The two electric bike riders made very easy work of the long climb up to the cycle path and we then coasted down to the Murradoc Road roundabout where we turned left and headed for the cafe where we received good service and nice coffee.
Thanks to ride leader Kevin for this report and photo.
Sixteen riders left the show grounds at 9am, to be met by Gavan at Coppards Road. On the way Peter got a puncture and decided to go home, and Joe went with him. Cafe Zoo was very busy, and they were turning people away. The ride back was uneventful.
16 riders left our South Geelong starting point, joined a little later by Doug. A detour from the rail trail, caused by waterworks works, at Wilsons Road sent us around some suburban streets. On the return trip the only incident to report was when that I, while negotiating the detour turn off, exited the track into a drain. No injury was sustained to rider or bike. While this incident was witnessed by many, no video footage was taken which may be a good thing. Thanks to Paul and all participants.