Our north-west riders’ group like to mix it up with multi-day rides and this time they are heading to Mole Creek for the weekend 27–28 July and everyone’s invited.
The first day’s ride will leave Mole Creek at 12 pm to give people time to get there.
The 25 km loop, which starts and ends at Mole Creek has a small ascent of 234 metres and is mostly on sealed road with some short unsealed sections in good condition.
It takes the quiet Caveside Road through the lush green farmland the area is known for. We will stop for a snack break or lunch about 16 km into the ride before heading off through the farmland past a few clusters of houses and Chudleigh before arriving back at Mole Creek.
The special drawcard for people staying for both rides is the Mole Creek Hotel’s https://molecreekhotel.com.au/ Christmas in July dinner on the Saturday night. The full serve is $29 and medium serve $24 and it includes a choice of turkey/ham or lamb and plum pudding or pavlova.
You can stay at the hotel or other accommodation nearby, but if you want to stay at the hotel please contact ride leader Keith Price who is handling a group booking on 0499 980 624.
The next day we’ll be starting off down the road at Chudleigh at 9.30 am.
The 42 km ride is more challenging than the previous day, with a longer loop and higher ascent of 380 metres. If that is too far we can look at creating a second group who return via Dairy Plains Road which is a shorter loop option.
Like the previous day, this ride will be mostly through farmland, with a few stretches skirting plantations.
We arrive back at Chudleigh where you can head off or stick around for snacks/lunch at the Chudleigh Store.
This ride is being offered as part of Bicycle Network Tasmania’s social rides program. Social rides are free and organised by volunteers to help riders meet new people, learn new skills and gain confidence on their bikes.
Don to Latrobe river ride
Don’t forget the social ride we have scheduled between Don and Latrobe on Sunday 30 June.
The ride is longer than many of our other north-west social rides but also much flatter, so give yourself a challenge. And if you don't want the challenge we have shorter options planned.
Remember to RSVP so you can be contacted if bad weather prevents the ride going ahead: https://www.biketas.org.au/don_to_latrobe_20190630
Social rides are featured in each edition of In the Loop, but if you want more notice visit our social rides calendar, which is regularly updated.
- Wednesday 16 October – Berry Patch Ride and Feast Seniors Week ride
- Wednesday 16 October – E-bike coffee club goes to MONA Seniors Week ride
- Sunday 1 March 2020 – Women on Wheels 20th anniversary ride
The strength of our social rides program depends on members volunteering to lead rides. Leading social rides is a fun way to "give back" to the riding community, and to help us to get "more people riding, more often".
Bicycle Network Tasmania accredits Social Ride Leaders, and requires anyone interested in leading rides to be accreditted. If you would like to be one of our Ride Leaders, please volunteer here and we'll let you know when the next Ride Leader Skills Development Workshop is scheduled.
Feature image: Bill Higham, flickr.com/photos/22691568@N04/