Change of plans for April’s end of month (EOM) club ride
We were all set for a day-trip to Geelong for our EOM ride. Right up until VLine posted the following disrupted services warning:
While there’s not reason why we couldn’t still go if we HAD to, coach travel just isn’t the same as train travel – and there’s more likelihood of scratching your bike, the possibility of it being stolen by someone claiming it as “their’ luggage…
The Geelong ride has been rescheduled to Sunday 6 May. Stay tuned for a separate post in the next week or two.
NEW details for ride on 22nd April
Instead of Geelong, we are going to attempt the southern half of Eastlink Trail again. The other month we were thwarted by… wait for it… “service disruptions” to the Metro Train schedule. On that day we still had a great ride thanks mainly to Ian and David’s local knowledge of the eastern suburbs, where we got to explore some of the bicycle paths between Jells Park (Glen Waverley) and Fern Tree Gully.
This month, we’re going to give it another go! Here are the key details:
Meeting point: Heatherdale Station (one stop before Ringwood Station)
Meeting time: 10:00am at the street entrance to Heatherdale Station
Route: Following Eastlink Trail south to Yarraman Station (Dandenong)
Ride length: Approx 22km
Ride duration: Approx 2hrs plus rest stops & optional lunch afterwards
Getting to Heatherdale Station from the CBD
From Flinders Street Station, catch the 9:06am train on Platform 3 towards Lilydale.
We will meet in the second from front carriage.
Train arrives at Heatherdale at 9:55am
Remember to bring
– Myki if you’re catching PT before/after the ride
– Water, snacks
– Appropriate clothing for the weather
Want more Brompton fun? Here are additional dates to keep in mind:
Saturday 28 April 2018
Brompton Maintenance Session @ Velo Electric & Folding
Basic maintenance sessions are being run by Velo E&F every two months. This is a 2hr hands-on course for anyone who would like to learn how to remove/refit their wheels and adjust their gears. Maximum of 10 students per session, bookings can made via the Velo E&F link above (search “Brompton maintenance” in their online shop – check closer to the date if only a past session appears). Alternatively, phone or visit Velo Cycles or Velo Electric & Folding to register your place.
Weekend of 26-27 May
Ballarat Heritage Weekend, including Ballarat Tweed Ride
Details of the ride are yet to be confirmed, but it is definitely one not to miss if you fancy stepping out in some tweed (or suitable period looking clothes) and having a super fun day (or weekend) out! If you’re not sure what to wear, there are plenty of images posted under “tweed ride” from both here and the UK (London) so have a look and be inspired!
Sunday 24 June
In the spirit of Paris-Roubiax, FYXO are bringing the “Hell of Northcote’ to ‘Melburn again this year. Tickets are available for purchase THIS SATURDAY (14 APRIL) from 8:30am-2:30pm at Coffee Supreme (28 Grosvenor St, Abbotsford). Registration is $75 per rider. The cash queue moves fastest; there is a surcharge of 3% on credit card payments. Bonus snapback cap available to first 500 riders registered. Complete your registration form before you go:
Online registrations open Friday 20 April at 9am – note, online registrations are $85 per rider.