Thanks to ride leader Stella for this report.
Despite the cold weather 8 riders met at Hearn parade for this Sunday ride – Stella (ride leader), Rod, Rosemary, Michael, Chris, Sandra and Paul. There was no rain around and clear sky so off we went and soon warmed up.
The route went along the new cycling path in Eastern Park, which starts at the end of Malop Street and ends (far too soon ) at the traffic lights by the Animal Research traffic lights – Boundary Road. It’s very smooth and very nice to ride through the park this way. Try it if you haven’t been!
Then on to Alcoa and Point Henry via Portarlington Road. This is an interesting part of Geelong due to all the changes that are happening to Alcoa and we all had ideas about how to develop the area! There are lovely views of Geelong from this peaceful and quiet place.
Then we decided to Ride around the Alcoa Nature Reserve. It takes about 10 minutes. There were not many birds spotted as we were all concentrating on staying on our bikes as the track was rough! (Editor’s note: There are bird hides in several places – so, if you have time, it’s worth a visit with binoculars and camera.)
The return trip was via the Bellarine Rail Trail, Boundary road and then through the park again. 25 km all round.
Coffee at Winifreds were we had delicious drinks and a warm welcome from the Owners! It was good to see Heather there.
The ride finished at 11 30