KI BUG riders launch cycling leaflets on World Bicycle Day

Nine KI BUG members met at the new Islander Estate cellar door on the first Sunday of June for their last ride before the two-month winter break.

The final ride of the season for the Bicycle Users Group also happened to be on the first UN declared World Bicycle Day!

After two years of advocacy to the United Nations, a global effort from many international, national and state cycling advocates succeeded in a quest for a designated UN World Bicycle Day.

It was nice to see that Stan Gorton, the journalist from The Islander, joining us.

Some of us wondered whether Stan wants to improve his fitness, get to know the Island a bit better, or just wants to find out about more fishing spots!

With the journalist present, we used the opportunity to launch our three new cycling leaflets produced by our KI BUG subcommittee.

A big thank-you to Jane Evans, Ants Harris, Cheryl and Graeme Casey, Peter Hastwell and our off-island member Scott Hartshorne, for this beautiful work.

The leaflets have a suggested ride and other info for each of the Dudley Peninsula, American River and Kingscote areas and a few more will be produced soon, to cover other parts of our island.

Back to the final ride, it was a perfect cycling morning was waiting for us and soon we crossed the floodplain of the still dry Cygnet River.

The 23km ride went on along Playford Highway, down Birchmore Road to Bomb Alley; most of us wondered where it got its name from.

We used beautiful Ropers Road to get back to Gum Creek Road and back to our starting point.

A few photos were taken and as forecasted, it started to rain, so we all dashed for the big cellar door veranda, sheltered, we consumed our well-deserved lunch.

We will restart our group rides in early September, but I know, this will not stop you from cycling every day! 

Ring KI BUG president Manfred on 8553 0383 for more info. – BUGfred