We meet at the Tower Hotel on Magill Rd (near the bottom of Norton Summit) and roll off by 5:50am.
Rides often head towards Forest Range chasing the sunrise via Norton Summit every Friday morning.
Location: Magill, Norton Summit, Ashton, Basket Range, Forest Range, Uraidla, Summertown
Latest Activity: on Thursday
Starting from the Tower Hotel at 05.50 am we ride up Norton Summit and onto a predetermined route. Historically the par course was through Ashton then towards the sunrise and Forest Range along the Lobethal Road before returning via Deviation Road through Carey Gully to Uraidla and Summertown.
Other routes have been do ascend or descend Pound Rd, Corkscrew via Gorge Rd or Greenhill Rd ascent.
The ride will take place each week all year round. Regardless* of the weather there will be at least 1 person riding every Friday. Numbers vary from 1 - 5 riders, and the pace is moderate (i.e. will suit riders who can ascend Norton in 18-23 minutes). When the sunrise is particularly spectacular, time will be set aside for a group hug, so the more riders, the bigger the hug!
We regroup at the top of the major ascents, and the return to the city can be via Norton Summit, Greenhill Rd or Mt Lofty.
Decent lights and sense of humour essential!
* Disclaimer - if it is raining before the due start time, it might be a no-goer. But if you are feeling particularly Belgian, turn up, you won't regret just not going!
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