The first port of call was Denmark where bikes were unpacked, reassembled and a 30km tourist trail embarked upon. The first 8km was a grinding hill climb but well worthwhile when Hilltop Ridge was reached and spectacular views of the ocean and farmland emerged. Fresh produce from the local veggie stalls was a bonus.
Home base for the weekend was the delightful and unspoilt Peaceful Bay where tenting and holiday accommodation was available. Cycling and walking around town plus a dip in the bay occupied our time while a spectacular 2am storm over the ocean was captured by an exceptionally keen photographer - his next exhibition will be worth waiting for!
Day two’s 46km ride commenced in Walpole, through beef and dairy country - green, hilly and picturesque. At times head winds and hills were a challenge, while one intrepid cyclists reached a top speed of 66km/h on a downhill descent while others clung to their brakes. Locally caught fish and the customary chips from the Peaceful Bay Caravan Park were appreciated by all.
The last day's ride commenced after a visit to the Valley of the Giants and the Tree Top Walk. Even the coffee cart comes highly recommended. It was spectacular cycling through the area being dwarfed by the tingle trees, which finally gave way to farmland and a morning tea stop at Tingledale Hall built by group settlement immigrants from Cornwall. From there it was on to Bow Bridge and across the flat coastal plains to Peaceful Bay, then the quick trip back to Dumbleyung.
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Article supplied by the Dumbleyung Cycling Mob