South Coast Run to President's Picnic

Date
Sat 14 September 2019
Duration
2 days (14 September - 15 September)
Meet
Heritage Bakery at Milton at 8 am. Shoalhaven Council carpark, Nowra at 9 am
Time
8 am for 8:15 am departure also 9 am at Shoalhaven Council carpark, Nowra
Organiser
Anda Clayton, 0418225749, southcoast@mx5.com.au
Run Leader
Brian Clayton, 0466790856, southcoast@mx5.com.au

Fancy going to the Presidents Picnic? Think its too far for a day trip? Then join us for an early getaway on Saturday.

The plan is to meet for coffee at Milton Heritage Bakery at 8 am for an 8:15 am departure. We will proceed on some roads less travelled, up through Kangaroo Valley and the Southern Highlands. We will stop for coffee with the Illawarra "Mazdas in the Mist", before continuing through Buxton and Thirlmere and arriving at Picton for lunch at the old Razorback Inn (now the Common Ground Café). Whoops, closed on Saturdays. Lunch now at George IV Hotel in Picton. After a leisurely lunch and a leg stretch we will mount our trusty steeds for some more backroads through the Oaks and Wallacia to Penrith, then on to Richmond for our overnight stop.

The Colonial Motel at Richmond is holding a few rooms for us, booked in name of Anda Clayton , MX5 Club South Coast . You will need to book these yourself and mention the MX5 Club. https://www.colonialmotel.com.au/

Phone number: 4578 1166

Price: $143 per night for a standard queen room.

We plan to have dinner in Richmond that night and, following breakfast the next morning, travel on to the Presidents Picnic at Ebenezer. You will also need to separately book for the Picnic.

After the festivities we will make our own way home, probably down the Hume Highway, Picton Road and the Princes Highway. The journey to Milton will take about 3.5 hours.