Monday, January 2, 2012

Amy Gillett Ride 2012

Before the ride

This morning I made the trek to Geelong for the 7th annual Amy Gillett Ride.  For those of you that don't know, Amy Gillett was was an Australian track cyclist who was tragically killed in a training accident in 2005. Amy's ride was originally created as a memorial ride to mark her passing and has now become a “must do” event for riders who love a challenge and want support the cycle-safety initiatives of the Amy Gillett Foundation.

Happy at half way
A scorcher of a day in Melbourne, the temperature was already on the rise by the time we rolled out of Eastern Park at 8.30am. Our original plan was shortened to 70km, which I was very grateful for by the time we reach the finish at 11.45am. Whilst I really wanted to do the 120km, at 42C, it was just ridiculous!

A beautiful scenic ride around Geelong, Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, I look forward to doing it again next year.. in hopefully slightly cooler conditions! A big thank you to Aime & Josh for a great morning!

Hot & sweaty at the finish!

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