This ANZAC Day, take the chance to remember those that gave up so much so that you can live peacefully and ride your bike.
Cycling has a great war history and has actually been involved in the transportation of soldiers and supplies throughout the ages, along with the reporting of the war to those back at home.
Through to the Western Front of WW1 – 2nd Anzac Cyclist Battalion in Belgium in 1917
And the Wehrmacht rolling through France in WW2
…. and more recently
This Thursday Ed Gralton is doing the Ettalong loop and looking for suitable recruits.
Leaving the Oaks at Neutral Bay at 5:30am and taking the back streets up through Cammeray, Northbridge (corner of Sailors Bay Rd & Alpha Rd at 5:40), Willoughby, Chatswood Roseville (crossing over Boundary Rd at 5:50), and then taking the road up through Lindfield, Killara, Gordon that runs along the train line to meet up with anyone coming up from the Northern Beaches at St Ives shops on Mona Vale Rd & Porters Lane at 6:25. Down and up through Bobbin Head and then along the old Pacific Hwy to get into Ettalong at about 9:15 for the 9:30 ferry.
Ferry tickets are $10.90 and they are now charging $2.50 for bikes! The ferry gets in to Palm Beach at about 9:50.
Then it will be the roll home from Palm Beach along the beaches or possibly Wakehurst, depending on the popular vote.
This ride would be suitable for strong C Graders and up. Please be ready to cover the 140km distance and be self sufficient.
Lest We Forget