A great event was held this am but the numbers were disappointing. Company was good with a gourmet BBQ at the finish and the offer of a coldie or a drop of fine SA wines to wash it down. There was a choice of 30 and 72 km rides but is the 70 km lacking the distance for some riders.What went wrong the turn out in numbers? . . With the discussion around our table it may may been said that there wasn't enough advertising the event? I only remember seeing it on AC website last year. Did Mad March have anything to do with it? There is now talk of moving it to may November instead for the traditional March due to the lack of numbers . Would November be any different?
The cost was reasonable I thought and I ended up increasing my average speed by 3 km/hr on the day.
I was contacted last year and I think a member created an event but I heard nothing about it this year. There are a lot of events for cyclists and with other club events there are only so many weekends in a summer. I do wonder if sometimes staff members who are cyclists in an organisation suggest a cycling event but getting the numbers on board is hard.
Perhaps events like this need to be focused on a niche market - like the doctors, nurses, patients and supporters of the hospital.
Was this all the green jerseys that were around Westlakes today?
It seems there are rides raising money for all sorts of reasons.
While they all have merit unless you stand out from the crowd you tend to get lost in the crowd.
I had heard about the ride previously (probably on here) but didn't realise it was on today.
If the ride moves to November remember you have Amy's Ride at the beginning and Gear Up Girl at the end, it would need to be slotted into the middle of the month to avoid clashing.
This was my second year. I was made aware of the event last year by a patient and this year was contacted direct by St Andrews. I think the publicity is generally by word of mouth and maybe I should have helped by simply posting a topic on this website but never gave it a thought. Kathryn you are correct it was a great day sorry I did not get to say hello. To others yes the tops were predominantly lime green and they looked quite smart. A good ride, good weather with good BBQ and drinks afterwards. Note to self don't drink so much next year before eating. However sitting around on the lawns in the sunshine waiting for the rest to come in a couple of beers and Taylors Wines went down so easily.
Can also report a couple of Adelaide Cyclists won prizes in the raffle and my prize of $200 worth of lingerie from Harbourtown finished the day off nicely.
What are you treating yourself to Jeremy? :)
Well it came with a catalogue and a number of people suggested what may or may not work for me but I am a little concerned that some of the frillier/lacier bits ride a bit high and well I may not get away with it. But what the heck gotta be in it to win it. So anything in Euskaltel Orange will do me.
Go with the lace. You could show us your purchase...
Would Gus allow the photos to be published on here?