This ride will take you through the following suburbs, Albion, Windsor, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Dorrington, Ashgrove, The Gap & Petrie Terrace.
The maps depicted below are merely an overview of the ride. For more accurate directions, it would be wise to plot your course on a professional map or GPS.
|Albion to Banks Street Reserve, Dorrington|
|Banks Street Reserve, Dorrington to The Gap|
The ride from Albion Railway Station to The Gap and back to Roma Street Railway Station was undertaken by three members of U3A's 'Peddling Pathfinders' to map the trail as a future destination for our main riding group , U3A's 'Peddling For Pleasure.'
We used the train as our form of transport, embarking at Cleveland, changing trains at Bowen Hills and disembarking at Albion. The waiting time at Bowen Hills was minimal.
|A mural depicting aviator Bert Hinkler painted on an old shed in McDonald Road, Windsor|
|Modern playground in the heart of Industria|
We exited on the western side of the station and started our ride in Mawarra Street. Apart from detours around major road works in the vicinity of Breakfast Creek and Lutwyche Road in Windsor, which will be completed shortly, the pathways are well signposted.
|Bike paths beneath the overpasses|
In the main, the paths flow through a series of parks and along creeks, making it a very pleasant and easy ride through to The Gap. We stopped at Coffee Club for some light refreshment, before retracing our ride back as far as Downey Park in Herston, where we changed course and headed for Roma Street Railway Station for our trip back to Cleveland.
|Breakfast Creek, Brisbane|
|Bowen Bridge Heritage Track, Herston|
|Part of the good signage on this track|
Conservation groups as well as local councils are doing a lot to enhance our green space and without their dedicated work, we wouldn't have the facilities we now enjoy within our communities. Playgrounds for the children to play and exercise in, shared paths for the enjoyment of walkers and cyclists alike. Even pet dogs are given space to enjoy. Now is the time to take advantage of the amenities ........take up walking, jogging or cycling, you're going to feel one hell of a lot better and the more you exercise, the better you will feel. Join the revolution to build a healthier society.
|Spring is in the air|
|Renovated old Queenslanders|
|Pattern on the bark of a tree|
As a photographer, you develop a sense in noticing the unusual. As I rode past a tree in the Ashgrove/Dorrington area, I couldn't help but notice the striking pattern and colour combination of the bark.
For an alternative return route, take the Downey Street bridge at Downey Park, turning left into Butterfield Street, then follow the paths all the way to Roma Street Railway.
|Downey Park, Windsor to Roma Street Station|
|Beautifying the parks in Herston|
I couldn't think of a better way to enjoy life than to be with family or friends enjoying the weather we are so fortunate to have here in South East Queensland.
Difficulty: Easy and well signposted.
Surface: Sealed paths, some on road but little traffic.
Maps used in this blog: GPsies.
It is always wise to ride with a map or GPS
Cheers and safe riding,