Archive for April, 2011
The next BUG meeting will be held on Thursday, April 28 at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel (681 Sydney Road, Brunswick).
The meeting starts at 7.30 pm and will finish around 9.00 pm. Food and drinks can be purchased there. Members and guests are welcome!
If you have any questions you would like Nicholas or Simon from council to answer at the meeting please send them your question via email prior to the meeting so they can prepare themselves better. Their email addresses are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moreland BUG Secretary
This weekend marks the end of daylight savings.
It will be getting darker earlier, which means your ride home from work will soon be in twilight or at night.
When the clocks go back, its time to put the bike lights on.
This weekend is an ideal time to do a quick check to see if you are ready to ride at night.
- Do you have front and back lights?
- Do they work?
- Are they still bright after they’ve been on for a few minutes? – An LED light with flat batteries will start out bright but quickly fade.
- Do you have reflectors?
To meet road rules for riding at night your bike will need to have bright front and rear light visible from 200m and a rear reflector.
If your bike lights aren’t up to scratch and new batteries don’t do the trick … its time to pop into your local bike shop and get some new lights.
To make it easy, Moreland City Council, in partnership with Avanti Superstore (Brunswick), Lygon Cycles, Rays Bicycles (Brunswick), Commuter Cycles, and Velo Cycles is offering you a huge 20% off selected bike lights during the month of April in the ‘Clocks Back, Lights On” bike lights promotion.
Simply print out the attached voucher and take it to a participating bike shop to claim your discount.
It’s also a good idea to wear bright clothing when you ride to make it easier for other road users to see you.
I keep a hi-viz vest in my pannier and pop it on over my day clothes when I ride home, but there are many more stylish options. When you’re at the bike shop have a look at the range of fashionable reflective wristbands or trouser cuffs.
See you out on the road
Sustainable Transport Officer
The ride will head off down the Western Ring trail from the Westmeadows Bakery at 9.00am sharp.
We will turn right before Pipeworks and proceed down Merri Creek toward Rushall Station. Here we divert toward the Yarra. At Burnley Street we will detour to the Swap-Meet in Abbotsford. Afterwards we will continue on to Southbank, Docklands and return via the Moonee Ponds Creek. All up we should travel approximately 67km along relatively flat bike paths. Enjoy stunning vistas along the Merri Creek, Riviera of Melbourne’s north and the majestic splendour of the grand old Yarra.
Ride Leader: Iain Indian
If you have any questions or comments feel free to SMS or call me on 0418 530 973.
Where convenient (although not essential), SMS your interest to give me some idea of numbers.
And please don’t hesitate to forward this email to friends – the more the merrier.