If you read the previous blog post on The Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club Melbourne to Ballarat Classic you would have known why there were 250 cyclists on the M8 (Western Freeway) today!
....... and what a ride it was!
All of the following images were taken at the top of the climb after Pykes Reservoir, a beautiful part of Regional Victoria.
it was quite a climb for the riders here, though there was to be another further along as they approached the Gordon area!
Pykes Creek Reservoir is located on a tributary of the Werribee River and is 72 km west of Melbourne on the Western Highway.
I hope you enjoy the following images. Think of these riders - and their sore muscles tonight - as they rode the 98 klms along the Western Freeway to Ballarat today ....
a few URL's that maybe of interest:
Cycling Victoria ..... Cycling in Victoria has a rich and exciting past and Cycling Victoria (CV) is committed to the preservation and honouring of this rich history.
Ballarat-Sebastopol Cycling Club ....... came into being as Ballarat Sebastopol Amateur Cycling Club in 1974, following the disbanding of two independent cycling clubs, Ballarat Amateur Cycling Club and Sebastopol Amateur Cycling club.
Victorian Veterans Cycling ...... The VVCC is the governing body for veterans cycling in Victoria and is constituted from delegates of its member clubs. The VVCC runs under the auspices of the Australian Veterans Cycling Council (AVCC) for the promotion of veterans cycling in the state.
Bicycle Network Victoria ....... is a charity that promotes the health of the community. We work with our supporters to get “More People Cycling More Often” and measurably grow the bike riding world.
all of the above images were taken by John Fabre.