Thanks to Geoff Andrews for this report.
Stephanie and I returned once again to ride our 4th Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute Cycle Classic on Sunday in Ballarat.
The weather was perfect for cycling and to raise money for a worthwhile cause. We rode the 50 km road ride through Warrenheip Rd, Navigators Rd, Yankee Flat Rd, Yendon Rd Dunnston and back to Ballarat on excellent roads with pro-active road marshals on every corner. Riders were looked after very well with water, fruit cake, jubes and bananas freely available at the feed and fuel stations.
Dave Simpson said hello to us as he passed us on our 29 inch wheel mountain bikes. Dave was a little late arriving — he was on his way to complete the 100km Ride. We were pleased to catch up briefly with Doug at the finish after completing his 100km Ride in Windmill Drive
The whole day was a wonderful success for the hundreds of people involved with the ride.
The huge village set up was catered for alll age groups including something for the hundreds of kids who rode their favoured distance.
It would be nice to see more club members enter the ride next year as it is not a demanding course and well within the abilities of many members.