Time: June 16, 2019 from 8:30am to 4pm
Location: Cafe Zen Den
Street: 736 Main Road
Website or Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Gi8cFHbeP…
Event Type: ride, scenery, pub-lunch
Organized By: David Atkinson, Pete Zimm
Latest Activity: Jun 16, 2019
Oink oink! Toot toot!
We’re off to the Pig and Whistle in Trentham East for lunch. This quaint 1940s hotel sits at an isolated intersection amongst a farmland setting once famous for potato growing in the area’s rich red volcanic soil. The food at this hotel has been personally road tested by Pete, Jo, Noel and David and determined to be several cuts above standard pub fare.
This is a cracker of a ride. Our route will swing out in a big loop north west of Melbourne to take in some beautiful roads that are bliss for two wheel riding. From our start point in Eltham, we’ll ride through Nutfield and Arthurs Creek then cross the Hume Highway at Wallan. There are some wonderful views to admire between Darraweit Gum and Romsey. After passing through Woodend, we will take some pretty forested roads around Ashbourne which will have your soul singing. There is a nice little surprise later in the day as we climb out of the Jacksons Creek valley on a short 1km section of dirt road to pop out at Clarkefield where we’ll wheel our Vespas across the railway line.
June is a winter month. Although weather will be weather, June sometimes surprises with bright sunny days. Winter sun is warm but the air temperature can be chilly so rug up and bring your mid-layer clothes. As long as you are dry, warm and cosy winter riding can be just as much fun. Your reward will be a hearty hot meal at the Pig and Whistle. The route totals 230 kms and will be ridden at a leisurely pace. The ride is suitable for all including experienced beginners who have a number of years of riding under their belt. We should be back in Melbourne around 3:30-4:00pm.
Departure Point and Time:
The ride will depart promptly at 9:30am from Cafe Zen Den, 736 Main Road, Eltham. Come earlier if you want to breakfast here. The cafe opens at 7am. This cafe has no signage so it's easy to miss. It consists of an old house adjoining a former shop. If coming from the city, it's on the right a few streets past Mount Pleasant Road. Parking is behind the premises down the drive. Remember, please arrive with a full tank.
Pete and David are looking forward to your company. Please confirm your attendance soon as we need to book a table or two. All aboard for the oink oink, toot toot ride!
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