If you’ve been neglecting your riding as the weather has cooled down, here’s your chance to throw off the doona and get moving.
Ride leader Dorothy McCartney is organising an easy trip along the Intercity Cycleway that will help you sweep out the cobwebs and start thinking about your Women on Wheels preparation.
Meeting at the Boathouse at Cornelian Bay at 10 am on Sunday 4 August, the group will head to Moonah and will either stop for coffee and cakes or head back to Cornelian Bay to try out their sweet treats.
And depending on what the group feels like on the morning, they might go a bit further than Moonah before heading back.
This is a good ride for anyone wanting to build confidence in their skills and endurance as the cycleway is completely separated apart from a few road crossings.
We’ll take it easy, but once again we may kick up the pace if the group is in the mood.
Women on Wheels 2020 will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next year and we’d like to make it our biggest yet.
If you have a friend who has ever expressed an interest in riding then bring her along and get ready to ride WOW together in March.
This is a fair weather ride so please RSVP so we can let you know if the clouds scare us off.
Mole Creek Reminder
Next weekend 27–28 July is our Mole Creek weekend, celebrating Christmas in July on the Saturday night.
There will be a 25km loop ride on the Saturday, leaving Mole Creek at 12 pm, and on the Sunday leaving Chudleigh at 9.30 am we’ll be riding 42 km, with the option of a shorter ride for those who don’t want to do the full loop.
Please RSVP to Keith Price and let him know if you want to join the dinner on Saturday night.
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.
- 18–23 August – week-long camping and riding trip to Bruny Island for small group
- 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.