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The 'Big Ride', both NSW and Vicotrian versions, is just too big - unless you made it your holiday. Now there's an idea!
I do the local (Canberra) 'big ride' which is only a couple of hours and the 'Gong Ride (missed it last year, though).
No, If I did I would have to do an even bigger ride to get there. I used this excuse first, so what's Richard going to use for an excuse
Lighting Candlepower - Stupid idea, the wind blows the candles out!
Seriously, a 20-25km community ride is a bit short isn't it? At least it won't draw in too many of those serious riders.
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I agree - the objective of the ride is summed up in the 'community' tag! Don't worry, plenty of serious riders turn up - they just don't ride 'seriously'. Our serious rides are the 'Tour de Femme', the Hartley LifeCare Challenge and the Brindabella Challenge. I just forgot to mention them, which is pretty silly, because I rode in one (the Brindabella Challenge) last year and will do both this year (oops )
For Sydneysiders there are a couple of other rides close by ..... Loop the Lake (20km, 50km or 80km ride around Lake Macquarie) it is on this Sunday if anyone is interested.
There is also the Central Coast Century in May .... 50km and 100km options.
Thinking about doing Loop the Lake this weekend, anyone here going? I'd heard about the Central Coast Century too, it's tempting, nice scenery around there and I might be ready for my first metric century by then.
In response to the OP, I'm not doing the Big Ride because I'd need to use up too much vacation leave to do it. The idea of touring does interest me, but I'd be hard pressed to go on any ride that lasts longer than a weekend unfortunately.
I did the Tour de Hills (70km route) last weekend, and I reckon I'll probably do the 100km next year. This year's Spring Cycle was my first promotional/community ride (I've only been living in Sydney since late 2005) and thought it was great fun. I'll definitely be giving the 'Gong a go this year too.
In April there's the Blayney to Bathurst Cyclo Sportif event too, 70km & 110km rides open to all categories of cyclists..
How many K from Sydney CBD ?
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