Riders: Albert Chetcuti, David Brunetta + friend, Gary Froyland, + a few other friends + 8,500 others.
It turned out to be a real hot one for this years’ event. The sun was cooking even at 8 am in the morning.
Just getting to the start was a problem as one of the major sponsor “Cityrail” decided to do track work on the western line between St Marys and Granville. After all that drama, I reached the start at 8 and found David and his friend. The ride snakes its way thru Sydney from North Sydney to Olympic Park in Homebush. David and I cycled the whole thing non stop finishing in about two and a half hours. This was hard but it meant we would avoid the midday heat. It was well over 30 degrees by the time we reached the finish at Olympic Park. At the finish there were lots of stalls and a band playing.
I snoozed around at the finish waiting for my friends to finish the ride. After which we cycled across to Concord West and enjoyed some take away and a few cold beers.
In the end it was a fantastically organised event.
A big thanks to Cityrail for their planned weekend track work !!
Next years event will be on Sunday the 19th of October 2008.
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