Woodman Point Recreation Camp provided a great location for a fun and energetic morning of cycling with members and friends of WA’s deafblind community, as part of the annual Senses Deafblind Camp. Nestled in the historic grounds of the Swan River Colony’s 1886 quarantine station it was also a poignant reminder of the measures needed to exclude diseases with epidemic potential both then, and now. With forty four participants, interest in the camp was strong despite the reduced registrations due to interstate travel constraints.
Three riders joined our new stoker’s clinic held among the pine trees in Kensington last Saturday morning. Starting on a stationary tandem before progressing on to riding with an experienced pilot, our trainees were guided through a two-hour basic skills session led by WATCAC tandem pilot Connie. Our shady car park venue provided ideal riding conditions.
Last Sunday 29 riders comprising 10 tandems and nine single bikes met up in Lathlain for the first rec ride for 2021, an open invitation ride. In addition to our regular members, riding numbers were swelled with prospective members and visitors from Perth’s cycling community who came along to see what WATCAC is all about. For many this was a chance to experience tandem group riding first-hand.
A fabulous group of dedicated cyclists joined our recent tandem pilot clinic held at the George Burnett Recreation Centre. The clinic focussed on how to ride on the front seat of a tandem, as the pilot. The eighteen trainees had backgrounds in touring, recreational, road, mountain and competition cycling, including some tandem cyclists!