Hobart – Campbell Town
We had three riders commit to the full 500km – Tristan North, Jen Plapp and Leez Robertson – with multiple riders joining us on various days. We were also lucky to have along members from the HHC Cycling Group ride with us for the first 50km to see us off on our journey. Day One was our biggest day out of the five by far. Almost 150km of riding and over 1200m of climbing, just to get the legs warmed up for the four days ahead.
Campbell Town – Scamander
Day two saw us gain a further three more riders – Alec Willing, Duncan Macgill and Mark O’Neill. These gents carried on with us for Day’s Two and Three. Day two, however, happened to be the worst of the five days for weather. The closer we rode towards the east coast, the more the weather rolled in. To get down into Scamander we had to ride through St Mary’s pass, which because of the weather, became quite a slow and hairy journey downwards. However, the gang made it safe and sound in one piece.