Website sponsors and all round nice people Procyclingtours.com are hosting a group ride from Norwood to the Lobethal TDU start (and finish) on Wednesday 18th January leaving at 8am. The ride will be vehicle supported if you need some help. It's a great opportunity to ride with other like minded cyclists and former pro rider (and 2004 TDU winning team member Steve Cunningham). While you're out on the ride you can ask everything there is to ask about cycling in Europe - the know a thing or two about it.
If you're interested send them an email (info[at]procyclingtours.com) or like them on Facebookhere.RSVPs are appreciated to they can gauge numbers.
WHEN: Wednesday, 18 January 2012
TIME: 08:00 until 12:30
WHERE: Meet @ CIBO Norwood, Norwood Place, 169 The Parade, Norwood, SA
RIDE: procyclingtours.com invites you on our guided Tour Down Under group
ride to watch Stage 2 from Lobethal to Stirling.
Our very own Steve Cunningham, former 5 time TDU rider (including part of the winning team in 2004) will provide support on the road while our vehicle will follow from Norwood to Lobethal then onto Bridgewater with mechanical support, refreshments and general cheering duties!
Details of the day below (and attached), otherwise if you have any other questions, drop us a line at info[at]procyclingtours.com or call us on 0412 231 198. ...and it's free - just bring a gold coin donation for the Amy Gillett Foundation.... and bring your friends.
Happy riding - we hope to see you there!
Steve and Michelle Cunningham
8.00am - CIBO on Norwood Parade, Norwood (Pedestrian lights - for those
who’d like a coffee beforehand, we’ll be there from 7.45am)
8.00 – 10.00 - 2 Hour steady ride to Lobethal, via Norton Summit, Basket
Range and Lenswood. (Quite undulating with beautiful scenery)
10.00am -Arrive Lobethal (around the same time as the pro teams)
11.00am -Watch stage start in Lobethal
11.10am -Depart Lobethal and ride toward Balhannah
depending in road closures, we’ll navigate our secret and sealed backroads
to Verdun and through to Bridgewater)
12.30pm - Arrive Bridgewater Mill where we will provide everyone with
1. Position yourself on the final climb and watch the race pass by 3 times
2. Ride to Stirling and position near the finish line and watch race 3 times.
3. Ride back to Adelaide.
Sounds superb. But I have to work, and I don't reckon my little pins are up to 2 big(ish) rides in one week……
Have a great ride whoever's going.
What A Great Day!
Big thanks to Pro Cycling Tours - a well run event, great route, friendly people - hope they do it next year for more stages, even if you had to pay for it :-)
Second that Matt. It was really nice to go out with a big group and have the smiling support of Michelle and Steve. I know everyone had a great ride. Even though we could all do it ourselves it made it more special.
Let's hope it becomes an annual event!
Agreed. It was a well organised ride, and great fun. I was a bit daunted at first thinking it would be a full on smashfest through the hills. It was great that everyone rode at whatever pace they were comfortable with, regrouped frequently, had lots of support and I'd love to do it again next year,
My first ride up Germantown Hill.... my ancestors have a lot to answer for!
A big thumbs up from me also for Michelle & Steve & it was great to meet face to face with fellow cyclists from AC, big thanks also goes to RD6 & the gang for letting me tag along with them. Great atmosphere, great company, all in all a fantastic day.