Winter Solstice Ride: From Royal Park to Freelands Lookout (Trevallyn) and return, 4A 10Km
June 22 @ 6:45 am - 8:00 am
Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals. The idea is to watch the sun rise after the longest night of the year, and to celebrate together the birth of the new sun and what is effectively the new year in the Southern Hemisphere. We will meet at Park St, Royal Park at 6.45am for a 6.55am start. The route will follow the West Tamar Trail and then head up to the Freelands Lookout in Trevallyn. Once we’re satisfied that the sun has returned from its long journey and that it will not leave us mortals in eternal darkness, we will head down back to our starting point. Those who wish will then be able to sit down for a cuppa/breakfast at Tio Rico (pay for your own). This activity involves riding mostly on roads, 2 crossings of the West Tamar Hwy and a relatively steep section about one kilometre long (Cherry Road). Please bling your bicycle and rug yourself up as it is likely to be a very cold morning. Click on the following link to see a preview of the planned route https://www.plotaroute.