PROBUS CLUB CYCLING GROUP INFORMATION
There are two separate cycling groups in the Probus Club of Breakfast Point, namely the “Peloton Pedalers” and the “Easy Riders”.
“Peloton Pedalers” rides are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, departing the Breakfast Point Community Hall at 7am.
Wednesday and Friday outings are for members who enjoy reasonably active cycling. Routes are varied but usually around 25km in length, most of which are on shared cycleways and quiet backstreets. A coffee stop along the way is an essential part of these activities and we know all the good cafes. Typical rides are through Bicentennial Park as far as Silverwater Bridge or along the Drummoyne Bay Run and over Iron Cove Bridge.
Mondays are for road bikes and are more energetic. These rides are around 40km and the group travels at a reasonably fast pace (for members in their 70s). Routes include to and around Parramatta Park, or through South Strathfield following the Cooks River to Marrickville, or as far as Fairfield. Again, a coffee stop enroute is mandatory.
From time-to-time longer, half-day trips are planned, where all Cycling Group members are welcome to participate and enjoy a relaxed ride combined with a stop-off for lunch. Past destinations have included Prospect Reservoir with lunch at the “Royal Cricketers Arms”, Rouse Hill with lunch at “The Fiddler”, and one of our all-time favourites, cycling out past Sydney Airport, along the shores of Botany Bay to “Kiss the Barista” at the George’s River 16ft Sailing Club in Sandringham.
It is worthwhile noting that a number of our members in the Peloton and Easy Riders groups have converted to e-bikes and are now continuing to enjoy the exercise, fresh air and camaraderie of cycling activities with less strain on aging muscles. There is a wealth of knowledge and information available within our groups for anyone who may be considering this option.
Peloton Pedalers Cycling Group