Michael Warner Memorial Ride.
Some of you will know the name Michael Warner. He was riding with us one night when a kangaroo jumped out in front and he hit the ground head first.
Michael did a lot for others, and reached out to help wherever he could. It is ironic that he was unable to reach out when he needed help the most, and we lost him a little over a week after his accident, when discharged from hospital, we all though he was recovering well....
From that year (2011) on, we have held a memorial ride on the first Tuesday of March. This is of course in memory of Michael, but also in support of all cyclists, as the legacy Michael has left us is to be more attuned to each others needs, and to just check 'are you OK?'. We assemble at Hurtle Square, Adelaide on Tuesday the 5th of March 2019, at 7pm on the Night Espresso ride, covering the same route that we followed when we rode with Michael in 2011.
This invitation is open to everyone - even if you didn’t know Michael it’s a great ride, and an opportunity to reflect on the importance of looking out for each other while we assemble as a group. This will be the ninth year, and we still see a reasonable turnout.
The route we re-trace is up Windy Point, then Sheoak Road (we’ll ride steadily and wait for all regularly along the route), and on to Crafers then down the bike track. For those who prefer to take another route, we should arrive at the site of Michaels accident, around 8.20pm or thereaouts. There we will stop for a few miinutes of reflection, a few words of rememberance, and a few words regarding looking out for ourselves. Michaels parents Pam and Murray are also planning to be there with us again this year.
The location is about 500m down from the bollards at the top of Crafers, or a similar distance up from Eagle on The Hill. At the conclusion, we will then ride back to Cibo café (corner of Hutt St. and Halifax St.).
If it’s a cooler night make sure to bring a jacket or something, as standing up there when we stop, can be a little cold at times, and then there is the 20 minute descent back down into the city. Please let your mates know also - everyone is welcome to share this special, and memorable occasion.
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