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.
The Long Weekend, One Day, No Pannier Tour (again).
Sunday March 4 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
The Queen’s Birthday long weekend was a washout so we are going to try and run this ride again. We are going to have a long days ride as a tour and we can all rest up on the Monday public holiday. This ride is one week before The Great Southern Full Pannier Tour so members participating in this tour are encouraged to do this day ride on the bikes that you will be riding on the TGSFPT. A good training ride and you will get to meet your fellow tour riders. Please note, if the weather is exceptionally unkind, the ride will be shortened.
Meeting at the Mandurah TS for a 8.15 am start, we head off in a clockwise direction, east, through flat farming country side on back roads to Pinjarra where we will have an enjoyable morning tea at that quirky tea room which we affectionately call Patrick’s cafe (because Patrick found it). Purchasing our lunches from the world famous Pinjarra Bakery to have on the road, we head southish again along quiet back roads where we will scoff down our lunch at the road side rest stop on the Forrest Highway. From here we wrap around the bottom of the Harvey Estuary heading north and getting onto the very scenic Estuary Road, one of the most beautiful quiet cycle touring roads, and stopping at the Leprechaun General Store Cafe for afternoon tea. Finishing off, we continue over the Dawesville Cut and get onto the scenic coastal roads and back at the Mandurah TS where the tour will end.
This ride will be conducted as a tour, at touring pace. However there will the opportunity for the hoons of the club to ‘open up’ on some of the sections.