On your (e)-bike!

Keen Campbells Creek cyclist Sue Tomkinson is leading a new series of local e-bike rides. Photo: Eve Lamb

Sue Tomkison loves cycling on her e-bike.
The fit 72-year-old Campbells Creek local is today leading the first in a new series of electric bike rides being offered through CycleSafe Mt Alexander.
Aimed at sharing the pleasures of e-bike cycling and imparting valuable e-bike know-how, the new series starts with a gentle introductory ride from Castlemaine’s Botanical Gardens to Campbells Creek – return.
“It’s great and I love it,” says Sue who has extensively toured on two wheels both in Australia and overseas.
She says today’s debut 12 km round-trip is suitable even for those on conventional bikes to participate in and learn a bit about e-bikes as they go.
But the next two rides planned in the series are definitely more suited to e-bikes with ride two on Wednesday, April 8 to roll from Castlemaine Botanical Gardens to ASQ Skydancers – return.
Then ride three on Saturday May 16 will cover a more exacting 45 km from the Botanical Gardens to Guildford and return through Chewton.
The new series is part of a wider series of fun public cycling events being run through CycleSafe Mt Alexander.
And while many larger public gatherings may be cancelling in the wake of the virus – this one will be going ahead, Sue says.
“It seems to me to be one of the things we should do,” the keen local cyclist says. Find more in today’s Castlemaine Mail, Friday, March 20, 2020

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.