Canterbury Cyclists Around the Bay


Each week Canterbury Rotary Club members and friends who are cyclists set out for a day’s ride on the off-road cycle paths of Melbourne. They catch trains to the agreed starting point and then ride for about 40km to a venue for lunch. 

The rides usually take place on Tuesday with the details of the ride agreed the night before at the Monday Club meeting. Typically there are about 8 riders but there have been as many as 12. All of the riders are seniors so lunch is usually at an RSL Club or a Hotel not too far away from a railway station for the journey home. A couple of the riders have now swapped to ebikes because of health issues and this has enabled them to continue to participate in this very healthy Rotary Club activity. On Sunday 8th October four of the Club's bike riders took part in the 2017 Around the Bay Bike Bike Ride in support of The Smith Family. This event attracted more than 10,000 riders and the four Canterbury Rotary Bike Riders rode the 100km Melbourne to Frankston and return event. 

Neil Williams, Claude Piccinin, Max Holland and Mal Short {pictured below} successfully completed the ride facing headwinds of 45 km/h gusting to 70 km/h on the return leg.

Over the last 12 months, the Canterbury Cyclists have ridden the paths shown on the map. 

(Max reports, we have been doing this for many years now and a 12 month snapshot of where we have ridden is a good time frame.} 

Max Holland 

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