Day 6 – Carrickalinga – Victor Harbour – Port Elliot – Myponga – Carrickalinga (161 km)
An absolutely glorious day on the bike – fabulous scenery, magnificent climbs and awesome company.
We started the day at Carrickalinga with a gentle ride along the coast before encountering plenty of Kangaroo Island traffic. There were a few climbs en route to our first stop in Victor Harbour for morning tea supplied by a lovely group of ladies at the Lutheran Church.
We then headed down the bike path to Goolwa, returning to Port Elliot for a lunch break before tackling the Crow’s Nest climb. A major PB from Frankie Roberts today – she climbed every climb and pedalled every kilometre in an extremely impressive effort which took out today’s ‘Persevere’ award.
From Crow’s Nest we continued across to Myponga dam for a few more climbs and more fantastic views. Some of the kids jumped on at the dam lookout and joined us for the last kilometres into Carrickalinga where our fabulous support crew were waiting with drinks and nibbles. Overall it was a fantastic day, without par on Cycle 4 Sam 2014.
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow marks our final full day of Cycle 4 Sam. Nonetheless, we’re all looking forward to presenting a massive cheque to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital and celebrating another successful ride.
- Average speed 22.97 km/h
- Average cadence 74 rpm
- 1869 metres climbed
- 6.33.46 hours in the saddle
p.s. No mechanical incidents or punctures today (although there were a couple of ungraceful falls).