There was a great turn-out of seventeen riders of all ages and abilities for the first of the Summer Social rides at Top Valley on Sunday 14 September 2014. The intent was to ride the track alongside Top Valley Stream to Whitehead’s Clearing.
The weather was great and the company good. A pity about the first part of the track which was character building! It was not in the best of shape after forest had been logged, but it did get better. The remainder of ride to the clearing was delightful in a piece of regenerating bush. A bit of pushing the bike was required at some creek crossings but otherwise good riding. We took to the road on the way back and avoided the rough track.
The Bradley boys and Ceridwen completed the ‘short’ course (approx 5k) and the rest the 10 k ‘long’ course. We nearly made it back to town on time as well so good trip all round.
The next Summer Social ride is scheduled for Sunday 12 October in the Wakamarina Valley.
Some photos in the gallery