On Sunday November 28 Adelaide held it's annual Gear up for Girl's bike race, aiming to encourage ladies of all ages and fitness levels to have a girl's day out and raise money for Women's heart health.
3 distances were offered ;
a flat 15 km. around the River Torrens in Adelaide,
an undulating 35 km. down to Glenelg and Henley Beach and back up Linear Park to Adelaide,
a hilly 50 km. up to the top of Mt. Lofty and back down into Adelaide.
Now those of you who visit my blog regularly will know that bike riding and Moi does not always go well. I have left blood trails that would excite CSI.
But as I am always up for a challenge DF. Lil, Bette and I entered the 35 km. race.
Moi, Lil and Bette at the start line.
DH Daryl and John, our support team.
The morning was lovely and cool and perfect for riding although a strong head wind was a challenge at times. The police escorts kindly helped us negotiate the traffic which I found a bit scarey.
All 3 of us had a brilliant morning and we completed the 35 km. in 2 hours.I stayed on the bike the whole way, with no blood spills and only one close encounter with a bush !
Bette, Lil and Moi after the race.
We have a few more of these bike races in Adelaide over the coming weeks, leading up to the Tour Down Under here in January. I will certainly enter another one as it was such a buzz.
Bette and I are now considering a mini triathlon.