Time to breath some salty air again with a ramble along the Bay Trail west to Altona.
The pretty flat terrain makes this an easy ride for all to join – fingers crossed it’s not going to be a particularly windy day. If you’re concerned about the distance you can opt to ride one way and catch the train the back, or simply meet us at Altona. The route is predominantly on share path; there’s a short section through Williamstown that will be on the road, and any exploration of Altona.
- Meeting Place: Cow Up A Tree, Docklands
- Meeting Time: 10am
- Distance: approx 24.5km one way to Altona (26-28km one way if we include a lap around Cherry Lake for something different)
- Duration: approx 2-2.5hrs one way, approx 6hrs round trip (including lunch stop)
For our lunch stop, you can bring your own or choose from one of many choices along Pier St (Altona). Logan Reserve (corner Pier St and Esplanade) is a nice spot to base ourselves – a couple of people can watch the bikes and bags while the rest of us go and forage for lunch. There are also public toilets available.
Altona Station is a very easy 400m from the beachfront. If anyone isn’t up for the ride back (no judgement at all) this is a great option to get back to the city (or whichever is your closest station). And again, if you would prefer to meet us at Altona, please aim to be at Logan Reserve by noon.
- Brompton! (Don’t forget to check your tyre pressure before leaving home.)
- Helmet (it’s the law)
- Water/Drink bottle
- Suncream / sunglasses / appropriate layers for the weather
- Waterproof layer if the forecast suggests it’s good idea
- Spare tube
- Money for lunch
JOIN THE FUN
We had a couple of people enquired before our last ride whether non-Brompton folding bikes would be welcome along. For the record, yes – everyone (Brompton owner or not) is welcome to join us providing their bike is in a safe, rideable condition, you get along nicely with everyone in the group, and ride in a safe and considerate manner.
Bromptons are what (most of us) have in common; it gives us somewhere to start a conversation with someone we haven’t met before. And riding the same type of bike evens the field it comes to riding as a group and planning rides.
NEXT RIDE DATE
It’s very unlikely that there’s be a ride in June as I’ll be away, so next club social ride is most likely to be Sunday 3 July. Save the date!