Brompton Maintenance Session
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Velo Cycles is holding another Brompton Maintenance Session at their Electric & Folding shop on Nicholson Street (roughly 200m south of the main shop on Capital City Trail).
This session will have the same itinerary as the last one, walking participants through the different parts of a Brompton, how to remove and refit a front and rear tyre, and how to adjust your gears. For full details on what is covered and how to register your place, go to:
- Velo Cycles
- Call them on 03 93810088
- Visit in person!
753 Nicholson St, Carlton North – Velo Electric & Folding
851 Nicholson St, Carlton North – Velo Cycles
As places are strictly limited, if you wish to participate in this session please register by 6pm this Friday (23 Feb).
End of Month Club Ride
Eastlink Trail from Heatherdale Station (Mitcham)
Sunday, 25 February 2018
This month we’re exploring to the east, using the aptly named Eastlink Trail.
Meeting location: Near the corner of Heatherdale and Forster St, Ringwood at the exit of the Heatherdale Train Station. Heatherdale Station is one stop before Ringwood Station.
Meeting time: 10:20am
If you are traveling from the city to Heatherdale Station and would like to catch a train with us, please meet at Richmond Station on Platform 9 by 9:35am. The Belgrave line train due to depart at 9:39am. We will travel in the second from front carriage.
Route and Distance
Option A – suggested route
Ride 14km (mostly downhill) to Jells Park for an ice cream (or something more substantial). There is a lovely café there, an information centre and public toilets. Ride back (uphill) to Heatherdale Station to finish the ride for the day. Total distance = 28km. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
However, if everyone turns up feeling quite energetic and there is consensus from all riders, we might consider one of the following alternative options:
Ride 26km (mostly downhill) to Dandenong and return by train from Dandenong Station. Option of returning back to Heatherdale, or catching a train back to the CBD from Dandenong Station.
Ride 14km to Jells Park where we stop for a short break, because it’s uphill from there to the end of the Gardiner Creek Trail in Glen Waverley which we will ride all the way to Burnley. We will then follow the Yarra River (Capital City Trail) to Federation Square.
What to bring
- Water bottle
- Appropriate clothing
- A snack if you think you may need one
Please also ensure that your Brompton is in good working order; that your tyres are adequately inflated, your chain has been lubricated, and brakes work properly.
As always, notice of your intention to join a ride is always appreciated. You can contact me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on the Facebook Messenger app.
A reminder that all of our rides are friendly, social rides where the abilities of all participants are taken into consideration. We don’t leave people straggling, and every effort is made to ensure all riders enjoy the outing. If you are concerned about your ability or endurance, you are most welcome to message me (per above) in advance of any ride.
Happy Bromptoneering everyone! 🙂