A Saturday ride to Waurn Ponds to celebrate Christmas – 22nd December, 2019

Geoff and Stephanie led this ride with a huge (25)  attendance of happy and festive cyclists.  Some came dressed to ride, others for the occasion.  Santa was showing some well-developed calf muscles as he once again led the throng, at times outdistancing the ride leader, Geoff.  As usual, the Surf Coast highway crossing, required patience, with heavy traffic in both directions.  Hopefully, at some stage lights will be installed here to make it safer for the large number of trail users.

The riders soon found their way to Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre and refreshments at Panache near the cinema.  An overflow table was needed to accommodate the large group.  Santa led everyone in the singing of Doug Merritt’s specially cycling focused Christmas carols.

Thanks to Geoff and Stephanie, ride leaders, Santa and all riders.

 

Saturday ride to Waurn Ponds

Stephanie and Geoff led the year’s last Saturday ride, with around 20 cyclists riding to Panache at Waurn Ponds for coffee. Once there they entertained the passers by with a lively rendition of Doug’s club specific version of The Pushbike Song:

“Christmas Pushbike Song”

Riding along on my pushbike buddy

Ridin’ on the Barwon with you

Riding around on a Saturday morning

Lookin’ at the river view.

You looked so happy

As you were riding along.

You looked so happy

As we were singing this song.

Well I put on the speed

And I tried catching up

But you were pedalling harder too.

Riding along like a hurricane buddy

Spinning out of view.

You looked so happy

As we were riding along.

You looked so happy

As we were singing this song.

Sing this song.

Round round wheels going

Round round round

Down up pedals

Down up down

But I got to get around

The River Ride

Before coffee time

Hey, hey!

Now we’re coming up close to Christmas Day

With the year now in review

I’m thinkin’ of all my bicycle buddies

Yes, every one of you

You looked so happy

As we were riding along.

You looked so happy

As we were singing this song.

Sing this song

Round round wheels going

Round round round

Down up Pedals going

Down up down

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

All at Cycling Geelong

Hey, hey!

The previous week’s ride was the normal river circuit, with 20 cyclists.  Thanks to Doug for this photograph.

20_12_2014 River Riders @ Princes Bridge, Hightonweb