Carine Ride, Sun May 26th 2013

The morning could scarcely have been better for our fourth May ride around the pathways of the Carine Regional Open Space; clear blue sky, not too hot, not too cold, just a gentle breeze. The venue at the car park by the Mary Ferguson Centre and the Riding for the Disabled Centre in Monyash Road, Carine had grass and shady trees adjacent for a possible good lunch site. Four club members were there for the start, and subsequently two separate circuits of the area were ridden around in this picturesque reserve, which was very well attended by family and sporting groups enjoying their recreation. Our easy riding was done on sealed pathways (apart from one optional short unsealed stretch) which had only a few gentle inclines. Plenty of others were on the pathways: family groups (some with small children on tiny trikes, bikes and scooters); dog walkers; a few other cyclists. It's a popular public venue, so our pace was not hurried, and much bell-ringing was essential. At least our lot did have bells!

Those attending were: Ann Northan (MS 'Family Star' compact); David Northan (MS 'Skidstar); Robert Hunt ('Record' road bicycle 1970s?); Tony Hall (Raleigh 'Stowaway').

David Northan