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WA Day Long Weekend Pannier Tour
Saturday June 1 @ 8:30 am - Monday June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Come and celebrate WA Day with your cycling mates as we ride to Bindoon’s Windmill Farm on quite back roads and through the Chittering Valley. This will be a towel and undies tour with our hosts Milton and Joan offering excellent shared chalet accommodation at the farm stay.
Saturday, 1 June @ 8.30am
80 km: leisurely, some hills.
Meet at Midland Train Station. It will be on quite back roads to our morning tea stop at Ginger’s Café and to purchase lunches to be enjoyed on the way. It will be a short ride to Bullsbrook then through the Chittering Valley and if you are still hungry you can stop for afternoon tea at the famous Bindoon Bakery. It’s then only a few km’s to be able to settle into our accommodation for the next couple of days.
Sunday, 2 June @ the time everyone is ready.
50 km: leisurely, some hills
With unloaded bikes and a good sleep, the 50 km loop to Gin Gin and back through some beautiful forests will be a “ride in the park”. We will be well fed at the CU @ The Park café for lunch. Afternoon coffee and cake at the Bindoon Bakery will be essential on our return.
Monday, 3 June @ 8.00am
80 km: leisurely, some hills.
We will be seeing the trees from the other side as we retrace some of the route through the Valley before heading towards Muchea for the lunch stop. We continue on Railway Pde and then through the Vines to the PSP on West Swan Road to the afternoon tea stop at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. After we have filled our panniers with chocolate it’s only a short distance to the finish at Guildford Train Station.
Accommodation consists of multi room chalets with communal lounges and private en-suites. You will only need to bring your toiletries. Some rooms have a mix of both double and single beds, so please be aware that bunking in with others may be necessary so ear plugs should be a consideration. Secure bike storage is available.
As numbers are limited, it is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment. Depending on the response, I will endeavor to place couples in a room to themselves. Also, if there is space available, we will welcome non cycling partners after club members have been offered a place.
At 7.00pm the evening meals will be a roast or B.B.Q. with vegetables and desserts to follow.
The cooked breakfast or the usual cereals will be available on Sunday at 7.30am and Monday at 6.30am.
Soft drinks, beer and some wine will be available for purchase from the fridge or you are welcome to bring your own drinks.
Please advise the tour leader if you require a vegetarian option.
Costs for the two nights’ accommodation and all the meals will be $160.00 per person.
Please have the correct money available to pay at Midland Train Station.
In fairness to other CTA members, please abide by your initial commitment to the event as late withdrawal may deny attendance by others.