#11: You must try a community ride at least once

Spring Cycle 1

Today I road my first community ride and it was brilliant. If you are new to riding and are looking for some motivation, register for a ride further than you can ride now, train for the next couple of months and hit it enthusiastically.

I have planned for a long time to do the Sydney to Wollongong ride in November which is 90kms (50 miles) but today’s “Spring Cycle” ride of 100kms came up and I was ready, so I gave it a go.

The Spring Cycle starts north of Sydney and crosses over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge (they closed some lanes), and rides past Circular Quay and the Opera House along the freeway.  Then after rounding the botanical gardens the path heads back through the city and west along the Parramatta river to the Sydney Olympic Park, where the games were held in 2000.

It’s really awesome to ride on the city roads without cars, Continue reading