Local Weston Bike Ride
Local Bike Ride. 5th March 2023
It was uncertain whether the bike ride would go ahead after heavy overnight rain ,but the morning was fine ,although cold. Some of us biked to the meeting place at Weston hall and we had 8 starters, 7 E bikes and 1 normal . From the Hall carpark it was along to the cycle track and out to Cormacks road to the Kia Ora hall, turning right into Roundhill road then into Cowans road. Then it was a shortcut onto Burnside road right along to the junction with postoffice and Windsor road. From here it was all downhill into Windsor and a morning tea break at the hall. Back onto the cycle track until Pig Island road, turning left back onto Burnside then down Pinehill road where we came out into the middle of Elderslie estate.
Onto the cycle track again until Fort Enfield to have a drink and snack and catchup. The clouds were getting rather dark so it was back on the bikes , some from kakanui leaving us for a less muddy return trip on another route , the rest of us back to Weston and home, without getting wet. For those starting from Weston it was 42km, those of us riding from home it was 60-70plus kms.
I don,t think any of us realized just how many dairy farms are in this area. The ride was on sealed and gravel roads and cycle tracks. Many thanks for the enjoyable company of Robbie, Colin,John, Jane, Graeme, Jack, Bill and Bev.