Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail – October 28th, 2021

There were 11 riders today and we started soon after a major rain event had occurred in Geelong. The ride was pleasant with an overcast sky and little wind but a short rain storm caught us at Curlewis. Seven riders sheltered ( almost dry)  under a sheoak tree but 4 others sheltered under a pine tree and got wet and attacked by mosquitos. I am not sure what lesson can be learned from this.

After the storm we rode under blue skies to Café Zoo for a pleasant refreshment break and rode back as a group under more blue skies to the meeting point without incident.

All covid restrictions were enforced and road rules obeyed.

Thanks to Bill J, ride leader, for this report and photo.

Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail – Thursday, January 6th, 2021

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.




Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail – 22nd October, 2020

David S led a total of 19 cyclists.

Thanks to David for this report and ride photos.

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!!

Drysdale via Bellarine Rail Trail – 10th December, 2020

Paul led the ride.  He reports…

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.