MULGA BILL RIDE – JULY 26TH – COMMENCING 10.30 AM
Festival Coordinator writes:
I am writing to ensure that all our bicycle enthusiast friends are informed that the Annual Yeoval Country Energy Mulga Bill Bike Ride, sponsored by Darryl Grant Cycles of Orange, is now well into the planning stage for this year. Although many of you are unable to make the distance, we do hope that lots of your members will make a long weekend of it and travel to Yeoval for this exciting weekend of Festival.
This year we have worked very hard to ensure that a very good safety record is continued, and with the help of the RTA and both Cabonne and Wellington Councils,
The Ride has been split into two sections. Both sections are to be operated on asphalt roads and under closed Road Conditions. Both rides are on very quiet and picturesque routes, with the more professional, faster riders being on separate route to the mum and dad family groups, who are slower and tend to use up the whole road as they enjoy the experience
Both Rides will start and end in Yeoval with registration early, ready for a 10.30 am start. Light Breakfasts will be available and the start and finish will be in the Banjo Paterson Bush Park on the Wellington end of town. Here we have plenty of parking and the main festival is across the road at the Showground on the Sunday. The same cost as in previous years – $5 adults, $3 children, $10 Family. At the Start it will be more professionals to the right and mums dads and families to the left. The more professional will ride to Cumnock and back a return distance of some 52 kms. Mums Dads and Family Groups will ride over the new bridge on Buckinbah Creek and the on the RTA Bicycle pathway to the Bournewood Road, which will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the event. Every 3 kms they will pass through a town from the Paterson Mulga Bill Poem – Conroy’s Gap, Castlereagh, Eaglehawk, Walgett and the final turn around point will be Dead Mans Creek – a return distance of 30 kms, keeping in mind that the participants can turn around anywhere along the road, riding only the distance they feel comfortable with.
The Lucky rider of the day will be drawn and the beautiful new Bike donated by Darryl Grant Cycles of Orange will be their proud new possession. The Draw will be at the Festival at 2.30pm sharp and the winner will have to be present to collect. All riders receive a wristband and this not only covers them for insurance but also allows them free entry to the Festival.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Mulga Bill Festival as we endeavor to increase our number past the 630 riders we had last year. The website has all details:- www.mulgabillfestival.com.au