Welcome to the long weekend!!! Wowsers, it's looking like a cracker of a time. You've got the Old Bar Beach Festival on as well as three whole days to get yo' bike on!

So, because it's a special weekend we're putting on a special ride. It's our adventure pedal up to Comboyne!!! This one's a longer ride, but definitely a fun one. Read on for details.

We'll be starting at the Upper Lansdowne Hall at 9am, and we'll take the Koppin Yarratt road up to Comboyne. This road is closed to motorised traffic, meaning that it's perfectly quiet and safe for bike riding.

Please be aware that it's about a 20km trip up to Comboyne, and the majority of this is climbing! The upside of that is that the majority of the return trip is downhill!!

So do the maths, it's a 40km return trip. That sucks, but with so much downhill it probably equates to closer to 30kms of equivalent riding.

And the big cherry on top of the cake is that the Udder Cow Cafe (situated in busy downtown Comboyne) will be open, so we'll stop over there for a coffee, milkshake, orange juice, bit of cake, hearty breakfast - whatever you'd like to refill the tank before we plummet back down to sea level. So make sure you pack some money to splurge.

We'll end back up at Upper Lansdowne Hall. It would probably be best to factor in five hours for the journey, but it most likely won't take that long.

It's a terrific ride that we reckon everyone should do at least once. If you're interested, read on for all the gory details:

WHEN: Monday 1st October, roll out of the meeting point at 9am SHARP!!

WHERE: Meet at the Upper Lansdowne Hall---CLICK HERE FOR MAP

BRING: MTB or adventure bike capable of climbing on dirt and tar, helmet, gloves, glasses, water, sunscreen, money to spend at the cafe.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate level of fitness required. 40kms of combined riding. Considerable climbing and descending.