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Milton Bike Ride – Route 66

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Elephant Road, Milton NSW – Swimmers Bike Ride

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Bike Ride

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Pete and Jan, their old farm

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John Louth filed this following report: Twenty hardy riders set off into a roaring wind that slowed us down quite a bit during  the first part of the course. Thankfully, as soon as we hit Elephant Road and entered bushland, the wind eased and it was a scenic though somewhat rough trail ride all the way around and back to Croobyar Road then up to Milk Haus for coffee and cakes. Along the way, a few of us took a side track and visited Pete and Jan’s old Springwater Farm.  The farm is set in a beautiful location and we made friends with the resident Emu.

The crew on this ride included, John L, Sean P, Bobbie W, Cheryl G, Pete & Jan H, Mark & Heather S, John Reed, Isabel, Wendy J, Mandy & Wayne, Ben, Sue & Chris, Mike & Julie, John & Nikki. All twenty arrived back in one piece except Pete who did sustain a cut leg but not too serious thank goodness. A big welcome to new swimming / riding friends Mandy and Wayne. Well done Jan, Julie and Pete who are all recovering from illness and did well to complete the course. Special thanks to Pete and Jan for suggesting this particular ride, Bob for heading up the peloton and Sean for test riding the route with me.

All in all a fun day and a few folk even suggested we have one of these rides once a month, so any route suggestions are very welcome. Regards John L.

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Mollymook Milton Ulladulla e-news September 2017

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Snippets of News for NSW & Interstate Tourist planning a visit to Mollymook Milton Ulladulla

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James Halliday Wine Awards – Cupitt’s 5 Star Winery

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NSW R&CA Awards: ‘Small Bar’ Winner, Bannisters Mollymook

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James Halliday awarded Cupitt’s Winery, Ulladulla with 5 stars

(Sir) James wrote: “Cupitt’s Winery have been knocking on the door for a five-star rating for a number of years and blew it wide open for this edition of the Wine Companion. The tourist mecca of the southern NSW coast around Ulladulla is both blessing and bane. It’s not a natural region for high quality grapes, nor a magnet for wine tourists. The Cupitt family, led by winemaker Rosie, has walked around the problem by buying grapes from regions as far as the Yarra Valley. The result is that the quality of the wines and the modesty of the prices is as commendable as it is unusual”.

Link to James Halliday awards  – Link to Cupitt’s Winery

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Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards

Bannisters Mollymook were announced winners in the NSW ‘Restaurant & Catering Hostplus’ Awards in the categories: ‘Small Bar’ and ‘People Produce Place – Tourism Restaurant.

The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dined.

Link to 2017 NSW R&CA Awards for Excellence  –  Link to Bannisters Mollymook web site

Mollymook Swimmers & Bike Riders

 

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Recent Swan lake bike ride excursion. (Pic credit Simone S)

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Swan lake with many baby swans. (Pic credit Simone S)

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The recent ride to Swan lake will be remembered for very wet shoes, perfect weather and lots of laughs.

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Next ride is planned for Sunday, September 24th.

Here we go again Bikers! We plan to meet at Milk Haus carpark on Woodstock Road at 9:30am for a 9:45am start and finishing at Milk Haus for late morning coffee and/or early lunch.

From Milk Haus we ride south up Woodstock Road and then turn right into Evans Lane.  At the far end of Evans Lane we turn left into Elephant Road (unsealed) which sweeps around though National Park and eventually joins back onto Croobyar Road. Croobyar Road eventually becomes bitumen again and from there it’s a short distance back to the Fire Station, a right turn onto Woodstock Road again and back up to Milk Haus.

It’s about 20 km mainly dirt road so it should take between 1.5 to 2 hours. No water crossings this time folks! A few short hill sections and a bit tricky in places but not too challenging for our stalwart riders who managed the last ride. Contact John L if you are interested.