Australia Day Public Holiday ride! – Monday 27 January, 2020

Welcome back everyone! It’s getting a little late to be saying Happy New Year, but on behalf of the club let me extend those wishes to you.

It’s been a rather disastrous summer all around Australia since the last post and club ride; we hope everyone is coping as best they can. Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and family – Brompton family included – if you need help coping. Even if that help is just a sympathetic ear from the other side of the country, or half way around the world.

Onto January’s ride now… After a full weekend of cricket, carousing and too eating much barbecued lamb (at least, that’s what it’s rumoured you’re going to be doing), our Australia Day Public Holiday (day in lieu) ride will be a gentle affair to kick start recovery mode.

Pre-ride Breakfast – 8:00-9:30am
Arbory Bar & Eatery https://arbory.com.au/menu/
Riverside of Finders Street Station
Please message/email me if you plan to come as I’d like to make a reservation: melbournebromptonclub@gmail.com

Ride details
Departing from Abory at around 9:30am we shall make our way to Port Melbourne, and then head down to Brighton sticking to the usual share paths.  On our return we may stop for a cold drink, ice cream or lunch.  The ride will be around 35km and enjoyed over 3-4hrs (including stops).

This route is safe and reasonably flat, so if you’re a new rider this is a good ride for you to join. Like almost every ride we do, this is a social “no drop” ride – you won’t be left behind.

Please bring:

  • Brompton (don’t forget to check your tyre pressure before-hand)
  • Water
  • Sunglasses, suncream
  • Money
  • MYKI (just in case)

RIDE CANCELLATION DUE TO WEATHER
1. The ride will be cancelled or postponed if the air quality is rated “Unhealthy” or above. (Check real-time air pollution levels here: https://aqicn.org/city/melbourne/)
2. The ride will be cancelled, postponed or shortened if the temperature reaches above 33C

I will update this blog (and the FB event) with any changes due to weather.

Until then, please stay safe and ride happily.

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End of Year Brewery Ride – Saturday 7 December, 2019

It’s that time of year again!

Yep, the time of year when I palm another ride off to Cory and – just for something new and completely out of the blue, it’s going to be… a Brewery Ride! 🤣

OK, maybe a brewery ride isn’t so unexpected, but this time IS a little different as we’re going to #drinklocal and stay within the one (local) area. Given our location – it’s not that hard.

Where: Brompton Junction, 755 Nicholson Street, Carlton North
When: 4pm to start riding by 4:30pm
Bring: Brompton, lights, money, MYKI, lots of smiles

Another difference with this ride is that we’re going to ride out to the brewery furtherest away and then work our way back in, visiting a few new, and a few faves along the way:

  • The Foreigner Brewing
  • Inner North
  • Temple
  • Thunder Road


There’s food at the final two, but (as with all our rides) we reserve the right to decide to settle in somewhere instead. 🤔🤣

Thanks to everyone who has joined our rides throughout the year, joined in the conversation, and helped grow the #BromptonFamily here in Melbourne and Australia more broadly.  We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

Happy Bromptoneering everyone!

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Docklands to Williamstown – Sunday 24 November 2019

Who’s up for a lazy Sunday ride? Plenty of you, I hope!

Sure, it’s nothing we haven’t done before, but with new members coming on all the time it’s one that everyone can reasonably expect to achieve – both in length and because it’s pretty flat. It was also the most popular option voted for in our FaceBook poll.

When: 10:15am to ride by 10:30am
Where: Cow Up A Tree, Docklands (nearest train station is Southern Cross)
Length: ~24km 
Duration: 3-4hrs which includes ~2hrs riding plus a stop at Williamstown for coffee, brunch, ice cream etc.
What to bring: Water/drink, suncream, MYKI, spare tube, appropriate clothing, cash (for food/drinks and $5 for the punt of a weekend), lots of smiles

Upcoming rides & events

Our end of year ride is being organised by Cory and yep, you guessed it – it’s going to be a brewery ride! Details TBC.

Early next year we’ll look to do the Bellarine Rail Trail again. This was a popular suggestion for this month, but unfortunately the train is unavailable this Sunday which ruled it out. I realise that many of us can ride the whole way from Geelong to Queenscliffe and back, but for some other members it’s too far. The plan for this month was to offer an easy ride so we’ll re-visit the Bellarine RT in Jan, maybe Feb 2020.

As always, if anyone has a suggestion for a new, safe, ride route please let me know. If anyone would like to contribute their Brompton story to this blog post, please also let me know! Contact me (Dayna) at melbournebromptonclub@gmail.com

Happy Bromptoneering everyone!  : )

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