We had a great turnout despite the predicted 40-odd degree temps and opted for a shorter ride and a shady cafe for our coffee stop.
Many thanks to those who made it and for the huge effort put into making themselves, and their bikes, very Christmas'y! The Christmas spirit was truly out in force with some excellent xmas outfits and bike decorations.
Wendy's Rudolph was there to lend a hand with directions and Helen's Riese & Muller Culture provided our sustenance with its Santa lolly bag.
Decking yourself out in a santa suit in this heat was not a good idea but in true Aussie style we had a great showing of xmas shirts, Hawaiian shirts, plenty of tinsel and lots of helmet hats.
Our ride started at Electric Bikes Brisbane at Milton and we headed for St Lucia and Indooroopilly. As per usual it was an 'explorer' route so we all got to see some lovely unexpected views of the city and some of Indooroopilly's hillier residential streets. We then headed to Queensland University with a quick stop to appreciate the view (and shade!) at the ponds and then went over the Eleanor Schonell Bridge for the ride through Highgate Hill, Dutton park and West End.
Southbank was as busy as usual and we got to experience the newly resurfaced Goodwill Bridge before pulling up for cold drinks or coffee at the Botanic Gardens in the cool of the gardens.
Thanks again to the riders who made the effort, and to everyone who has joined in our ride during the year. This ride is our last one for 2018 and we would like to wish everyone a lovely Christmas with your families and hopefully a bit of timeout before 2019 kicks into gear.
Electric Bikes Brisbane will also be taking a break. We will be re-opening for 2019 on Monday 7 January look forward to seeing you at our 2019 rides.