Hey there, I'm looking to do a charity ride with a group from my office from Melbourne to Adelaide nex year. I'm guessing maybe 8 days if all goes well. Has anyone done this? Was it dangerous? What…Continue
"Hi from the Gawler Wheelers,
Welcome to the Adelaide Cyclists Website !
The Gawler Wheelers are a road cycling Group based in Gawler, SA.
A regular group ride is held every Saturday morning.
Check the various Event Calendars on this website for the…"
"I rode to Melbourne a few years ago with a group of friends (3 couples and 3 blokes whose wives don't ride). A wide range of abilities.
We rode down the coast to Kingston SE, cut inland to Naracoorte, over to the Grampians, South…"
"Hi Bruce. Have also ridden MEL-ADL (with Rob) If you wish to support a Cancer Research Charity, could I suggest the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation. These people are transparent as to where the money goes. None goes to wages etc as their…"
"Yes Bruce..1100 km over eight days is achievable for a group of determined cyclists. There are several people I know who could definitely help you with this project and organisation of it. You will need a group of like minded determined cyclists who…"
"Hi rob, wow sounds like your an old hand at this route. I would appreciate any tips you have on setting this ride up...route, accommodation, training, best time of year for wind etc, is 8 days achievable for a group of social riders. Thought 120kms…"
"Hi Bruce....have done Melbourne to Adelaide twice so far. The first time was last year with a group called Square2Square over 8 days to raise money for the Livestrong Cancer Centre being built at FMC. Earlier this year I rode again but on my own…"
Hey there, I'm looking to do a charity ride with a group from my office from Melbourne to Adelaide nex year. I'm guessing maybe 8 days if all goes well. Has anyone done this? Was it dangerous? What about insurances? Any info would be appreciated. Cheers
In particular, try the DPTI maps for the route from CBD to the Veloway to Seaford. During the daytime and to avoid the traffic, I get onto the Westside Bikeway, turn left at Marion Road, turn right just after the tram crossing, then fiddly bit to get onto the River Sturt Linear Park with shared path. Come out close to South Road, and another fiddly bit to get onto the Veloway. I turn left off the Veloway to make my way to (Patalinga Road?) then onto the Sea to Coast shared path, to head towards Lonsdale. I think Seaford would be before my left turn.
http://www.nearmap.com (need to register but free for average person) with its aerial views might help you with the fiddly bits.
Let me know if you still have probs finding this route. Involves many councils, so who would be responsible for installing signs. Perhaps seek a grant from Transport in DPTI.