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

Tours

40th Anniversary Full Pannier Tour Albany to Perth

Saturday, April 19, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, May 4, 2014 (All day)
Road Bike: Some Hills
Register now for the 40th Anniversary Full Pannier Tour Albany to Perth - Sat 19 April-Sun 4 May 2014
 
 
This is a self-supported pannier tour from Albany to Perth organised by the Cycle Touring Association of WA (Inc). Leave your troubles behind as you tour in a leisurely fashion through some of Western Australia’s most scenic spots, including tall timbered forests, tranquil beaches, native wildlife, caves, and historic towns. The total distance is 850 km over twelve cycling days, with three rest days at Albany, Pemberton Forest Stay, and the Dunsborough Beach YHA, to allow participants to take in the more picturesque spots. The proposed route will be on bitumen roads, using as many quiet back roads as possible. There will be many occasions when the Munda Biddi and Rail Trails are an option. If you are participating in this type of tour for the first time, you will gain a real sense of achievement as you conquer what seemed at first to be impossible, and find friendships and camaraderie seldom experienced elsewhere. Please note that the 40th Anniversary Full Pannier Tour is open to CTA members only.

June Long Weekend

Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 8:30am - Monday, June 2, 2014 - 8:30am

Meet at Midland train station on Saturday 31 May at 8 AM for an 8:30 start.

70-95 kms, flat with one hill, leisurely or moderate pace as you see fit.

The exact distance depends on the route people choose on the day. We will head up through the Swan and Chittering valleys on our way up to the Windmill Farm Aussie BBQ and Farmstay at Bindoon. CTA has never stayed there before so it should be great to break new ground.

Sunday 1st June
0-110 kms
There are several possibilities for the day that include a leisurely ride to Gingin for lunch (52 kms), a somewhat harder and hillier ride to Toodyay and back (110 kms) or a moderate mostly flat ride to the Gingin observatory and back (100 kms). If none of that takes your fancy then the farmstay is the perfect place to while away the day.

Monday 2nd June
70-95 kms
Pretty much a reverse of day one as we head back to Midland.

Bindoon Farmstay
Bindoon Farmstay was originally an arts and crafts center set on a 40 acre farm and was converted to it's current format in 2007. The proprietors Milton and Joan are very proud tp say that same of the permanent residents include two Kelpies, lambs, kangaroos, cows, chickens, sheep and a Shetland pony amongst others. Accommodation consists of multi room chalets with a communal lounge and private en-suites. Some of the rooms have double beds and some up to 4 singles so please be aware that bunking in with others (as per normal CTA routine) may be necessary. For legal reasons camping is not allowed.
The price is $160 per person which includes accommodation, dinner both nights, cooked breakfast both mornings and full use of all farmstay facilities for the entire time. Soft drinks, beer and some wine is available from the bar but if you wish to bring your own you are more than welcome to do so, the Bindoon Hotel is not far away. For more information go to windmillfarmstay.com
Places are limited, so first in best dressed! Colin will be away until the 5th of May and so numbers cannot be confirmed before that date.

 

Tour Leader
Colin
0433 512 833
9418 1571
colin.prior@optusnet.com.au