Sunday 4th October was the launch of 2015 Victorian Seniors week and Melbourne turned on a glorious day – sunny, warm and blue skies, certainly up to the reputation of a ‘most livable city.’
For the third year running Life Activities Clubs of Victoria organised it’s 11km “Poker Bike Ride” on a circular course from Federation Square along the Yarra River and return. The objective, as well as taking a leisurely and companionable bicycle ride, is to pick up five playing cards at various check points and attempt to return with a winning poker hand. Omnicycle had a reputation to uphold as they took out both the first and second prizes in last years competition.
Although this year the numbers riding were significantly down but Omnicycle was suitably represented, sporting the new seasons 2015 T-shirt, in an attempt to live up to last year’s coup (luck!) – which, unfortunately was not to be.
The ride along the Yarra was leisurely, perfect conditions with the river almost sparkling (as much sparkle as can be attributed to our much-loved and maligned river that can be imagined) plenty of energetic activity along the banks as well as on the water. Runners, walkers, dog walkers, cyclists, leisure cruises, canoe paddlers, rowing teams and gaily painted Dragon Boats with their enthusiastic teams out practicing lustily for some future event.
Well, it seemed like Team Omnicycle could only make a pair of twos this year whereas Sandra -congratulations Sandra – took the day with a full house!
Many thanks to Lindsay and Heather from Life Activities Clubs Victoria for staging the Poker Bike Ride event – looking forward to next year’s.
Note – To find out more about Life Activities Clubs Victoria go to http://life.org.au/ or click on the link on the blog home page.