- Velo = french for bicycle which were called velocipedes in the early days
- Vegan = someone who refrains from consuming animal products including meat, eggs, dairy products and other animal-derived substances
- Velo Vegans = Betty Rose and George when they eat vegan whilst on a bicycle trip
EDITH SCHOOL HOUSE Just before Christmas, George and I slipped in a little over-nightner at Edith. We stayed in the Edith School House which is a restored school house from around 1864. The Edith School House is owned by a friend who kindly offered us a free night’s accommodation (and a free dinner too)! The School House even includes an original black board so that lessons need not be missed.
Edith is located approximately 56km from Little Hartley and is surrounded by radiata pine plantations and paddocks full of sheep and cattle. The Duckmaloi River meanders nearby and Jenolan Caves and Kanangra Boyd National Park are on the doorstep (not literally of course).
THE RIDES The Cannondale tandem was ridden to Oberon and back. This was mostly a gently undulating ride with a bit of climb on the way back with grades from 4% to 8%. We enjoyed our early lunch in The Common. Our super salad wraps were eaten in the rotunda overlooking a small lake with quintessential ducks.
We also rode the Pioneer Rail Trail the next morning from Oberon to a former railway station called Hazelgrove, a rather relaxing 10km.
Best regards, Stoker Betty-Rose (Stoker being the official term used for the person on the back of the tandem)
OTHER FUN But wait there’s more. Edith and Oberon proved jolly good fun to explore with heritage and horses galore. Some highlights are as follows.