Monday, November 28, 2011

Biking the Millennium Track

As a finale to our Safe Cycling Unit, Room 4 headed for Millers Flat to bike the Millenium Track. We drove part way down the track, unloading cyclists and riders at the Lonely Graves and riding from there along the Millenium Track for 13.7km to Beaumont. We were lucky enough to have Alex's dad Jimmy and Jess' mum Maria following behind us with a horse float and trailer just in case anybody got 'tuckered out' and needed a ride to the end. Mrs O and Mrs May were super proud of the fact that EVERYBODY made it the whole way. What an achievement!
Safety was foremost in our minds before we blasted off - bikes were checked, helmets correctly fitted, hi-viz vests on and children instructed to always stay behind the lead teacher.
One of our rest stops alongside the Clutha River

We were fortunate to meet 'Jim' who was up checking the equipment at the privately owned Falla Burn power station. Jim showed us around and explained that this little power station makes enough power to power all households from Beaumont to Alexandra! As you will see from the photo Jimmy and Maria had a bit of a challenge getting across the bridge before the power station.

The undoubted highlight of the day - for Mr Taylor, Tavi and the kids!

A special thank you to the parents who accompanied us on the bike ride or who drove the support vehicles. Without you we couldn't have experienced this amazing ride! We are so fortunate to have such a great cycling track so close to Lawrence. Many of the students are now keen to bike the whole track with their families...... a great holidays activity perhaps.


  1. Woohoo, that looks sooooo much fun. I would have loved the water part! I love your photos, especially the splashes of orange vests everywhere. You sure do use photoscapes well. I sure hope to see you on the 14th!
    Anne K

  2. Looks like the kids do enjoy the fun race. :D