Our North-West Riders Group are tackling the rolling hills south of Cooee this month, with the Yolla to West Takone ride on Sunday 23 February.
The 26 km route along quiet country roads rises to 315 metres at the start and end, and is up and down for the most of the outward and return journey, with a short stretch along the Murchison Hwy at the beginning and end of the ride.
The ride will be on sealed road the whole way so any type of bicycle is suitable and for a shorter trip you can just stop and wait for the group to return or turn around when you feel like it. The main group will turn around when the sealed road turns to gravel.
As the title implies the ride route takes you through alternating farmland, bush, plantation and forest scenery with lots of clean, fresh country air.
We’ll leave at 11 am from the Yolla Memorial Hall on the Murchison Hwy and ride for a few hours before having lunch at either back at hall or Ship Park in Somerset so bring your own lunch.
Ride leaders are Steve and Sandra Harris and please RSVP on the website in case we need to cancel the ride for some reason.
Upcoming rides & events
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.
- Saturday 15 February – Cycle Touring Taster– Surges Bay–Dover
- Sunday 16 February – Clarence Foreshore Trail Warm-up for WoW
- Sunday 1 March – Women on Wheels20thanniversary ride
- Tuesday 3 March – Kangaroo Bay to Tranmereon the Clarence Foreshore Trail
- Wednesday 4 March – E-bike Coffee Cruise
- Friday 6 March – Sandy Bay Commute
- Saturday 7 March – Richmond–Campania Country Roll
- Saturday 7 March – Splash to the Blufffamily ride
- Sunday 8 March – Kingborough Treasure Hunt
- Sunday 8 March – Geilston Bay – Tranmere Foreshore Trail
- Sunday 29 March – Sprent Loops
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 accredited. 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.