Departure time is normally 15 minutes after advertised event time. In the case of severe weather forecasts (very hot, strong winds, thunderstorms, etc.) check with the ride leader to confirm if the ride will still be taking place.
CTAWA Christmas in July Function
Saturday July 13 @ 9:00 am - Sunday July 14 @ 5:00 pm
This year, our annual Christmas in July function will be held on Saturday night, 13 July 2019 in the small, picturesque country town of Waroona, located along the South Western Highway, some 110km from Perth.
The venue in the centre of town is the Waroona Hotel, a 1920’s country pub located at 16 Fouracre Street, Waroona.
Mine host, Toni Andersen has put together an accommodation and Christmas dinner package to meet our requirements.
With only 11 rooms of various sleeping configurations (most with shared bathroom facilities), the capacity to stay at the hotel is limited to 15 people at a cost of $45.00 per person (including a continental breakfast on Sunday morning).
However, the nearby Drakesbrook Hotel Motel (only 1km away) at 8229 South Western Highway, Waroona is available to cater for overflow accommodation requirements on a self-booking basis. When making a reservation (preferably during the morning) on 9733 1566, ask specifically for Joe Angie (the owner) who is prepared to extend a discount on room rates to CTAWA cyclists.
The cost of the Christmas dinner at the Waroona Hotel will be $35.00 per person. Beverages can be purchased from the bar. All payments to the Waroona Hotel, either bed & dinner ($80), or dinner only ($35), to be made at reception upon arrival. Names will be checked off and payments by credit cards are acceptable.
As a touring club, cycling to and from the venue is encouraged with only the necessity to carry a light bag with a change of clothes and your toiletries. Secure overnight storage of bicycles is available at the hotel.
The route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28052290 on Saturday 13 July 2019 starts at the Armadale Train Station at 9.00am (for a 9.15am departure) cycling along quiet sealed back roads through Byford, Serpentine and Pinjarra to Waroona. There are plenty of opportunities for morning tea and lunch stops along the way. The return journey https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28061728 on Sunday 14 July 2019 commencing after breakfast takes us via Dawesville back to the Mandurah Train Station with access also for a lunch venue along the way.
For some, the possibility of inclement weather in July may lead to the choice of travelling by car to attend, nonetheless your support of this event to make sure it is a success is welcomed.
For room allocation purposes and numbers attending the Christmas dinner can you please email me your details at [email protected] . In fairness to other CTA members, please abide by your initial commitment to the event as late withdrawal may deny attendance by others.
As the Waroona Hotel can only cater for a maximum of 45 diners, please book early to ensure you don’t miss out!