Its an unusual ride that doesn’t end up at a coffee shop. And what a surprise, at 7am it is full of cyclists! The news article was about the social side of cycling and how the cafes are now catering for the cycling community. As in many cities we now have a great choice of coffee shops where we are welcome and the coffee is great. The irony is that the article has resulted in lots of blogs about cyclists being a nuisance on the roads! What can we say except lets share the roads and the coffee shops.
Diamond Cycle Tours is again supporting the Hartley Cycle Challenge in 2012. This event is the biggest single fundraiser for this very worthwhile cause and Diamond Cycle Tours is proud to again be associated with the event. Last year we collectively raised over $300,000 as a consequence of fundraising associated with the Challenge ride. This year we are hoping to raise even more. As riders we also get a lot out of this event. Much more than the ride, which incidentally is awesome at 45o ks with lots of hills, we get the cameraderie of the Hartley team and all the other riders. The long weekend of 25- 28 November 2012 will see a long line of cyclists heading up the Monaro Highway. Jyndabyne is the target on day 1, Charlottes Pass on Day 2 and return to Canberra on day 3. So wish us luck for this epic ride and great cause!
Diamond Cycle Tours again supported the Hartley Disability Challenge Ride. 260 riders along with support crew made the journey from Canberra to Charlotte’s Pass and return.
It was 450kms in 3 days in very challenging conditions. Despite the wind and rain which has been part and parcel of Hartley rides in recent years, the ride was a great success. On the bike we rose to the challenge and didn’t let the elements defeat us.
With the fundraising we surpassed ourselves raising close to half a million dollars!
Diamond Cycle Tours sponsors the King and Queen of the Mountain categories for this major event on the Australian cycling calendar.
For results of previous Tours and information on upcoming Tours, visit the Canberra Cycling Club web site.