Christmas ride and lunch

What a great ride today – 33km on gravel roads. We left the Boston Bay winery at 9.30am and returned for a drink and magnificent lunch. Along the coast for a while then some solid hills involved as we headed away from the sea. A head wind on the way home. A good work out and great scenery. 14 riders and double that for lunch

Group back at the winery

Up the hill for a great view

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Christmas ride and lunch

About 25 of us met at the Boston Bay winery and left at 9.30am Dec 11th. Great ride once we were off the main road (only about 1km didn’t have a bike lane). Rode out to Boston Point and back. Fantastic weather and views. So nice. Back at the winery we had a “Seafood by the Sea” banquet. Really pleasant.

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Stamford Hill

Training ride for those entering the Tour-Down-Under community ride and a few others. 14 riders. People left at various times so we all got there about the same time. Worked well. About 70km.

The Lincoln National Park is such a great place to ride – quiet and little traffic.

Thanks to Carol for bun and fruit !!! (lots)

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1st Gran Fondo – Peninsula Pedallers

IMG_0049Our new riding event was held last Sunday in the popular holiday and fishing destination Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula. The event had two options the mini Gran Fondo – 30km and half Gran Fondo 60km.

Our group started riding from the front street heading to Ungarra. The event went well and it was represented by 10 PP members plus 2 Support Crew. The ride itself was dominated by the NW head wind until reach our destination with a table full of refreshments! On the way back a tail wind helped to keep the group together and a final lead out held by Greg gave the riders a good taste of the Tour de France. Overall, it was a good day and everyone enjoyed the day out!

 

IMG_0063Ungarra

Ungarra is a small agricultural based town located on the Eyre Peninsula, 30km from Tumby Bay and 80km from Port Lincoln. The name ‘Ungarra’ is derived from a nearby waterhole of the same name which is located just to the south of the township. It has a Mediterranean climate and receives on average just over 400mm of rainfall every year.

1st Half Gran Fondo Participants

Michael
Greg
Ruth
Karin
Dave
Riki
Clayton
Jess
Raff

 

On behalf of the PP committee, we thank everyone who was involved in ensuring that this event went smoothly for the members.
Thank you for your participation and riding.

 

Tumby Bay to Redcliff on mountain bikes

On 15th of May 21 of us gathered at Tumby and headed south along the coast on our mountain bikes. We had a stop at Second Creek and then on to Redcliff where we had a break. Back home via another road making it about 30km round trip and 90 min of riding time. See route on “Where to ride”

Coffee and food at “Alive and Well”, Tumby Bay, afterwards. It was a great day with sun shining and no wind. Fantastic.

The group at Redcliff

Happy riders at Redcliff

 

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Pelican Point Ride

Raf lead a Mountain Bike ride to Pelican Point and back. Looked like rain at the start but it held off. Everyone really enjoyed it – including the snack and coffee!

Met at Old Airport Rd. near the Coffin Bay Turn-off.