Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Ride the Reservoirs

It certainly was a hot 26th January Australia Day for 2022, yet that didn’t deter members of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail group from getting involved with the group’s January social ride activity. The planned ride was to explore the southern section of the Bendigo Creek Trail, from Old High Street Golden Square through to the Crusoe Reservoir reserve in Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo.

With 14 members in the ride group, there was plenty of chat happening during the ride along this off-road creek trail that provided both interesting creek and urban sights as well as the safety of being away from road traffic. Arriving at the Crusoe Reservoir’s picnic area, the group appreciated the shade provide by the amazing crafted natural ironbark timber shelter, for a rest break.

Time out at the Crusoe Reservoir picnic area’s shelter. Photo: Rob Jarvis

Not being phased by the hot conditions, the group rode around both Crusoe Reservoir and No.7 Reservoir within this amazing natural reserve, before heading back along the Bendigo Creek Trail to finish with about 22 kms being covered. For some, it was then lunch at the local pub, near where the ride began. With regular monthly social rides planned for the 4th Wednesday of each month during 2022, let’s hope for some milder weather for the next activity on 23rd February.

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