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Bicycle Pannier Touring, Road Cycling and Mountain Biking around the Perth region.

Tours

Easter Long Weekend at Narrogin

Friday, April 14, 2017 (All day) - Monday, April 17, 2017 (All day)

 Good Friday 14th to Easter Monday 17th April 2017

Leader: Stan

Phone: Stan- 9345 3552 (043 9955 241)

Phone: Tony- 0408 955 908

Email: stancds@netspace.net.au

 

This year we will be visiting and enjoying the town site of Narrogin and riding the quiet back roads that surround the town site.  Narrogin is a large town in the wheat belt region, 192 km’s southeast of Perth on the Great Southern Highway between Pingelly and Wagin and also 30minute drive east of Williams.  It has many historical buildings, café’s, eateries, little shops and quiet back roads.

 

Accommodation:

We will be staying at Tony H’s residence, a long time CTA member, whose house is close to the centre of town.  There is limited beds inside the house and if members require they can bring their sleeping mats and bunk down on the floor.  Preferably, members will be camping out on Tony’s back lawn.  Depending on participation, tenting may be ‘wall to wall’.  So bring your ear plugs.  By the way, Tony has a rescue Greyhound which he has just adopted recently and depending how cold it gets, could be quite popular.  He is a lounge lizard, the dog not Tony.

 

If you wish to attend this weekend but not stay at Tony’s house, there are two Motels, two Hotels offering accommodation, a few B&B’s or a caravan park.  You are to make your own arrangements.

 

Food and what to bring, what is supplied:

You are to bring all your own food, towels and bedding.  Tony supplies a place to stay, water and a shower.  Bring your own trangiers if you have them, just in case, as Tony has only one cooking top.  A bbq will be available and a large eski as well for cold drinks as it will help out Tony’s fridgeExtra provisions may be available in town on Good Friday otherwise on Saturday morning.  There maybe not much open on Good Friday so plan your food and drinks.

 

Costs:

$10/night.  So for three nights it will be $30.  Numbers are limited so first in best dressed.

 

Confirmation:

1.       Members who wish to attend this weekend are to confirm by email their attendance and stipulate if they want to camp out, take a bed, floor space or finding their own accommodation.

2.       You are to confirm if you want to pub it for the Sunday evening meal (see below).

3.       Email Stan, see address above.

 

To get to Narrogin:

Members are required to drive down so carpooling may be an idea.  Tony’s address will be supplied when confirmation of attendance has been made.

 

Itinerary:

Friday, 14th April 2017.

Members are required to arrive at Tony’s house by 10.00am which should allow enough time for members to ‘make camp’ and/or sort their bedding.  Lunch is to be confirmed if available in town (it’s Good Friday) otherwise bring your own.  We will be going for a short ride around town to see if anything is open and to help the local economy.  Narrogin has many historical buildings which we can visit or see.  The evening meal will be your own.  Suggest to bring a pre frozen meal for the first night.  Make it easy for yourself or you can bbq.

 

Saturday, 15th April 2017.

After breakfast we will going for a cycle in the country with Tony’s guidance.  Lunch is to be decided.  Evening meal will be a group bbq, so bring something for this evening cook out.  Or have a picnic dinner in Dryandra visiting Barna Mia and the nocturnal animals including the Easter Bilby https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/site/barna-mia  cost $20 (we will need to drive out to Dryandra).

 

Sunday, 16th April 2017.

After breakfast we will going for a long cycle in the country with Tony’s guidance.  Lunch is to be decided.  Evening meal we will be pubbing at one of the local hotels which is in walking distance of Tony’s house.  So it is not too far to stagger back.

 

Monday, 17th April 2017.

After breakfast, break camp and head for home.

2017 On Your Bike - Loaves to Fishes Tour

Saturday, September 2, 2017 (All day) - Sunday, September 10, 2017 (All day)

This epic tour of Biblical proportions starts from the only monastic township in Australia, the Benedictine Community of New Norcia.

Cycling northward on quieter, sealed rural roads through the State's central agricultural corridor, the tour will wend its way through Western Australia's Wildflower Country to our final destination at the twin fishing towns of Dongara and Port Denison, one of the jewels of the stunning Coral Coast on the sparking waters of the Indian Ocean.

Participants will have the opportunity to see expansive cereal and livestock farms, wildflowers and visit some of the smaller country towns that once were the mainstay of the old inland road route to Geraldton and beyond.

With participation limited to a maximum of 130 riders, please put the tour dates in your diary and watch out for the release of the Tour Brochure and Entry Form in the first quarter of 2017.

For more details contact the Tour Leader, Trevor Knox, on either (08) 9345 1048 or 040 202 9608.