Day 7 – Carrickalinga – Aldinga – Willunga – Meadows – Echunga – Adelaide (120 km)
A wet start at 7.45am after a torrential downpour at 6.00am. No mechanical incidents or punctures for the day but there were some very rude/stupid drivers on the road. I think next time we need to stress on our support vehicles that this is a charity ride raising money for kids to give the cyclist haters something to think about.
Highlights for the day included both Frankie Roberts and Brenton Oates completing the entire day’s ride, descending Mount Lofty (conditions were perfect), climbing Willunga Hill, arriving back in Adelaide to a fabulous reception at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital and presenting a cheque for $100 000 to the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Well done to all of the cyclists and a huge vote of thanks to all of our supporters – the hands on supporters who kept us on the road every day and the financial supporters – our sponsors and everyone who helped us to exceed the $75 000 target and hit the dizzy heights of $100 000.
Some stats for the day:
- Distance 120km
- Average heart rate 120 bpm
- Average cadence 70 rpm
- Average speed 21.34 km/h
- 1374m climbed