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Western NSW Tour 2017

Sat Oct 14
Arrived Wellington abt 11am. Lunch at Cow & Calf. Afternoon ride to Yeoval via Curra Creek and Bournewood Rds. 43km. Visited Banjo Patterson Museum. A great museum dedicated to Banjo everything. Fabulolus hospitality from our hosts Alf and Sharon. Stayed at Royal Hotel at Yeoval - old Australian charm.

yeoval museum            yeoval hotel

Outside Yeoval Banjo Patterson Museum.                                  Royal Hotel, Yeoval. Very traditional Aussie.
Our wonderful host Alf far right.

Sunday Oct 15
Another beautiful day for our 70km ride from Yeoval to Dubbo. Photo of pre-breakfast cuppa on verandah of Royal at Yeoval. Followed by breakfast of egg and bacon rolls at Banjo Patterson Museum and a leisurely start to our ride at 9am. Alf and Sharon at Museum also provided delicious choc slices for morning tea. Denise and Rae went ahead and set up morning tea at Envionmental Centre at Wambangalong abt 35 km from Yeoval. 80 riders doing the annual Black Dog Charity ride were also there for their morning tea break. Good chats all round. Met up with them again at zoo at 1pm and got free entry for quick circuit of Western Plains. Lunch at zoo then short ride to Dubbo - great cycle path besides river. Stayed at Ibis Hotel in Dubbo. Dinner at Westside Hotel round corner at 6.30. Stayed here 3 nights

Wambangalong            zoo zebras

Wambangalong Environmental Centre.                                      Denis contemplating zebras.
Great spot for morning tea.

 

Monday Oct 16
Dubbo Loop Via Burraway and Minore Rds. 60km. Mostly flat farm lands. Investigated old disused silos at Minore.

Tues Oct 17
A bit of a lay day. Rode out to zoo and Dundullimal historic homestead on cycleway along river. Not far but very scenic. Zoo has improved heaps since I was there last many years ago. They now do keeper presentations throughout the day and show animals close up. Got an amazing shot of hippo. Duldunnimal homestead was also excellent. Slab cottage on steroids. Had lunch there. Dinner at Commercial Hotel with four local friends/family of Garry.

zoo2            dubbo cycleway

Wed Oct 18
Dubbo to Wellington via Western Plains Zoo/Terrabella Rd/Arthurville Rd/Zalas Lane/and Bushrangers Cree Rd - 65km. Also very scenic. A bit of a climb of Mt Arthur range. Visited Wellington Caves. Very interesting and a great local guide. Very pretty park on Macquarie River. Traditional Aussie dinner at Federal Hotel. Baked dinner was great! Stayed at Cow & Calf hotel.

 dubbo wellington            mt arthur

Thur Oct 19
Rode to Gulgong from Wellington today. 70km. Stopped for morning tea at Goolma. Our support ladies did another amazing morning tea at a great spot. Fine old Anglican church. Lunch at Commercial. Gulgong Pioneer Museum in afternoon - what an incredible place! Then home. A great 6 days of cycling with Windsor Cyclists.

goolma            gulgong museum