Northern Region Midweek Ride Report, 16th April 2019

Well well, this weather just keeps getting better and better, April and the temperature is reaching 30 degrees. So with sunscreen applied I meet 10 eager riders at our meeting point for this ride (Coles Express Service Station in Gladstone Park) for our destination of Woodend.

As we travelled north on Mickleham Road the wind began blowing a little harder from that direction and the traffic thinned out the further we travelled with the ride becoming more pleasurable.  Somerton Road, Oaklands Road and we are soon near Clarkefield.  Heading north on the Lancefield Road we soon to turn off towards Riddles Creek for our morning tea stop where Peter Cullen joins us.  There are no complaints about the variety of food we acquired to satisfy our hungry stomachs and thirst.

We soon head off through Monegeetta, Romsey and turn left at Lancefield. This great section of road takes  us to Carlsruhe where we turned left towards Mt Macedon and our lunch stop at Woodend.  I wish I had shares in this bakery, it was packed for over an hour both at the tables and the counter. With bodies content we rode towards Mt Macedon and up the hill past majestic gardens filled with autumn colours.  At a leisurely pace we transcend beautiful winding roads over the mountain then onto Romsey. We then head south towards and through the Wildwood area, then back on Somerton Road where we split up at Mickleham Road and head for home.

A great journey of 200kms.

Thanks to Keith for TEC duties and everyone for attending this ride.

Until next time……..Wally Walsh.

TEC : – Keith McCracken

Ride Participants:

Wally Walsh, Keith McCracken, Michael Thompson

Terry Hoare, Paul Clayton, Richard Haugton,

John Killingsworth, Reg Hammond, John Best,

David & Marianne McLennan, Len Barry

and Peter Cullen.