DORC (Darwin Off Road Cyclists) in conjuction with Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Veteran Sport Australia will be holding a social ride as part of Veterans’ Health Week 2021. This ride will be held at the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs on 23rd Oct 2021 and is open to all Veterans, Australian Defence Force members, their families and DORC members. This year’s theme “Get Moving” highlights how important physical activity is for an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. There are many benefits to being active which include improving our physical health and our mental health by providing an opportunity for social connection and time out in nature. DORC would like to facilitate an opportunity to ” Get Moving” and develop these social connections by offering a social ride and free bbq. This will be an opportunity to bring together our DORC members, some of who are also veterans or currently servicing members, and create new relationships and connections with our local veterans and serving defence members.
Please note, all new riders need to sign up for a FREE four week trial AusCycling membership. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up and this provides insurance and public liability coverage for riders.
You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Riders please be self-sufficient with water, spare tube, pump and tyre levers, etc
Please R.S.V.P for the purposes of catering to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 21st Oct 2021.
On completion of the ride there will be a free BBQ with soft drinks and water supplied for all involved in the ride.
The meeting point for this ride will be the carpark at the entrance to the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs. To get there, travel down Howard Springs Rd to the intersection of Stow Rd and Howard Springs Rd. On the left hand side of Howard Springs Rd approx 300m past the Stow Rd intertsection is the parking area for the Old Pine Forest. Please arrive at 3:45pm for a 4:00pm start.
As part of our COVID-19 plan we are required to collect names and phone numbers of everyone participating in our events. These will be used for contact tracing in the unlikely event that an outbreak does occur. We also encourage everyone to download and install the COVID Safe app.
|Location||Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs|
|Meeting point||Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs|
|Date||Saturday 23 Oct ’21|
|Time||3:45 pm for a 4:00 pm start|
The ride will be at an easy pace and will be approx 1.5 hours in duration. This will comprise of two laps of the Old Pine Forest, at approx 40 minutes a lap. You will be able to do just one lap if you choose. There will be plenty of breaks along the way to regroup.
Please see the ride leader before the start of the ride.
For more information please feel free to contact Geoff Fox 0427611702
Enjoy the Ride!