20 March 2021 Ride

Strong easterlies over the last couple of day and looks lit it will continue tomorrow. The upside is it will be dry with mild weather. Start from Darnum at 8am. Please have your batteries charged and light on.

Partly cloudy with patchy fog in the east in the early morning. Areas of smoke haze, particularly about the ranges in the morning and early afternoon. Medium (50%) chance of showers about the ranges, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds easterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 24.

There is a one occasion film screening at the Warragul Cinema at 7pm this Tuesday 23 March 2021.

The long-awaited feature documentary ‘Phil Liggett: The Voice of Cycling’ made its world premiere at the 2020 Adelaide Film Festival and is released across Australia in March – including Warragul. Booking via the link below is necessary as there is no door sale.

You will not be able to purchase tickets on the night due to seating allocations.
Tickets only $10, 7pm Tuesday night.

An amateur racer turned global broadcaster, Phil Liggett has covered forty-eight Tours de France and fifteen Olympic Games, calling every triumph, tragedy and scandal with his inimitable wit and ‘Liggetism’ style of poetry.

Created by the filmmakers behind MAMIL (Middle Aged Men In Lycra), the 110-minute feature documentary tracks Phil Liggett’s life story and offers an insight into his dedication to his much-loved sport of cycling and passion for wildlife conservation.

“Apart from the fame and adulation of his many followers, this is a humble, dedicated man, passionate about so many issues. He is a great raconteur, with a dry wit. Phil gives of his time unstintingly and his interests range far more widely than the cycling enthusiast might know.”

Phil Liggett MBE is 77 and says he has witnessed every heroic triumph and harrowing tragedy over his 53-year career.

The documentary was filmed over the last 18 months across three continents synonymous with Phil’s life, starting at his homes in South Africa and the UK, over to the Tour de France and finishing in Australia with filming in Melbourne and Adelaide.