On a cool, overcast, windy Sunday morning in mid-January, 13 Kangaroo Island BUG cyclists met at Martine and Manfred`s house in our first organised ride for this year.
Briefed by the leader, the ride was to follow the coastline of the Kingscote peninsula and also check out a potential cycle/walking track.
Martine led the mob down bumpy Lovers Lane to our excellent coastal path and soon we reached the "edge" of Kingscote, the bollard at the end of the jetty.
A little rest was warranted, so we decided to support one of our cafés with our custom.
Somehow, this went over the head of our sag wagon driver and, by the time she got back to her car all the cyclists had disappeared.
With the help of mobile phones we managed to entice her to join us at the café - turned out she was waiting for us at the cemetery!
Refuelled, on to Reeves Point, Bullock Track and Dover Farm, enjoying the new connecting bit to Belmore Road, Ten Trees Road to the racecourse car park.
From here we cycled/pushed on an old road corridor/levee bank to Burdon Drive.
With very little effort or money, this track, about 2km long, could be prepared for cyclists and walkers to use and would cut out two very dangerous intersections for us.
We cycled on, and via Links Road and the coastal path got back to our starting point.
At the lovely bush setting, created by our hosts, we conducted a short AGM followed by a scrumptious barbecue lunch.
Luckily the weather changed, otherwise the hungry and thirsty cyclists would have stayed till midnight! By the way, with our activity we supported three local businesses.
Next ride is Sunday, February 16 and contact leader Ants on 0456 390 656. - BUGfred