Dave led five cyclists (David S, Dave Simpson, Lynton, Doug, Kevin) to Waterland Farm in the Barrabool Hills to the boutique cinema to see One for All a documentary about the first five years of the Green Edge Cycling team. They were joined by Heather, Helen and Linda. They were hosted by Rick and Sheila who have a cinema in their shearing shed. Anyone who watches the tour will find this peak into the ethos of Green Edge a satisfying insight into the culture of this first Aussie team to compete at this elite level.
Funds raised from the cinema support Annam Cara House which provides palliative care in Geelong.
Rick David and Dave share a joke
Lynton and Heather
Linda and Heather
Doug and Rick
Thanks to Lynton for organising the ride, Dave for leading it, and Sheila and Rick the hosts.
Lynton and Dave led seven cyclists – on a ride from Deakin University, Waurn Ponds to Waterland Cinema in Barrabool Road. The The ride route was via the old Waurn Ponds highway to Hendy Main Road, then north to Barrabool Road. It was a very cold morning – a frost at the cinema.
The fit pedallers were met by a group of less-energetic drivers for the movie – Le Ride (a documentary about a re-enactment of the Aussie/NZ team in the 1928 Tour de France). The cinema is in a shearing shed – with its own small cinema – designed by farmer and film buffs Rick and Shiela. The cinema seats 22 in comfort. All proceeds from the cinema go to Anam Cara.
Before the film was coffee and chat time – in the foyer/sheep shed.
Coffee in the woolshed
The walls are papered with movie posters.
The film is guaranteed to make modern-day cyclists feel lucky to have modern, safe, light bikes, and bitumen beneath the wheels. The distances ridden day after day in the 1928 Tour on historic heavy bikes, with dodgy brakes and no gears would make the most intrepid Audax rider blanch!
After the movie, more chat, in the glorious sunshine was the order of the day, before the cyclists, rather reluctantly it seemed, flashed off down Barrabool Road for a fast and direct ride back to the start. The only negative was the bees who have taken up residence in the shearing shed wall – Margy was stung while brushing a bee from Jeff’s jacket.
Sprung – 7 rode out – only 6 rode back!
Thanks to Lynton for organising this most fitting event to celebrate World Bicycle Day, Dave for being co-leader and
Rick and Shiela for welcoming Cycling Geelong to Waterland Cinema.