ANZAC Day Dawn Service and Commemoration Ride

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/04/2021
5:00 am - 10:00 am

Location
Mudgeeraba Cenotaph

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Dawn Service

Greetings Cruisers!  As you know, ANZAC Day will be commemorated on 25 Apr beginning with the Dawn Service. Gold Coast Cruiser Club will this year, as with years past (except for last year), attend the Dawn Service at Elsie Laver Park Mudgeeraba (map).  The service is due to commence at 5am.

GCCC asks that everyone attending the Dawn Service ride arrive no later than 4.30am in order to not disrupt the preparations. We park our bikes in the Elsie Laver car park. Space is at a premium so we do encourage everyone to park close! 

GCCC will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph during the Dawn Service.

Ride – Part 1

At the conclusion of the Dawn Service, we will mount up and depart. Our route will take us to onto the M1 heading south. Prior to joining the M1 though we will congregate on the M1 entrance ramp to give everyone time to catch up/assemble. It’s unlikely that the M1 will be very busy early in the morning but I’ll keep the trip at a sensible pace and hope everyone can keep well bunched up.

We will exit the M1 at the Tugun exit. NOTE: For safety, I will NOT leave a corner maker at this exit. If we do get spread out on the way down, please take the Tugun exit. I’ll look at pulling over on the Gold Coast Highway to give everyone a chance to catch up if necessary. 

Point Danger

Upon arrival at Point Danger, we will have a chance to mingle and chat before taking a group photo.

Ride – Part 2

For the second part of the ride we’ll leave Point Danger and head via the Coolangatta Esplanade around Kirra Point and onto the Gold Coast Highway to the Tugun Exit and then along the M1 to the Gooding Rd exit. We’ll follow the route through to the Nerang Murwillumbah Rd and then up over Beechmont to Land Warfare Centre Canungra. Turning Right onto the Nerang Beaudesert Rd, we’ll travel through to Cafe 463 for Breakfast. 

Weather

I’ll only cancel the ride if the weather is particularly bad. A bit of rain won’t stop the ride going ahead but if it does rain I will slow the ride down to match the weather conditions. 

Breakfast

Thanks to all that registered their intention to attend the breakfast. Numbers have now been passed to the cafe.

Distance / Timing

All up from Mudgeeraba to Pt Danger and back to Cafe 463 we are looking at a total distance of about 120km. I imagine we will be finished up no later than 10.30am and everyone is free to depart from the Cafe and make your own way home. 

We will all be up very early on the day and your ride leader isn’t getting any younger – so I am keeping the distance and the time short 😁

Thank you!
Lest we forget.

Ride Leader: Casper

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