Ultimate Gold Ride -April 2013
A wonderful celebration on Sunday 14th April 2013 with the GOforGOLD Bunch setting out on our Ultimate Gold Ride! Every 12 weeks or so the ‘Ultimate Gold’ ride takes place on a weekend for a longer endurance ride of up to 100km (Thursday ‘beginner’ Bunch) to 150km (Tuesday ‘intermediate’ Bunch) through the Gold Coast hinterland.
The idea of this ultimate challenge is to provide Gold Bunch riders something to aim towards, to challenge themselves, to see parts of the Gold Coast they may have never seen, and to ride their bike a distance or pace they never thought possible! Afterwards, we all enjoy a well-earned feast and award prizes to the most improved.
On Sunday our group of almost 40 riders set off in three bunches – one to complete 70km and the other two to complete 120km. For most riders in each of these bunches, their respective distances would be the longest they had ever ridden!
It was glorious weather to enjoy a fabulous ride and to congratulate Col and Gary who were both awarded the most improved with a new pair of Oakleys each – well deserved!
A heart-felt thank you to Suz and Pen (the Coffee Sisters) who provide us with a wonderful venue & beautiful coffee, Oakley Australia who support our bunch with the coolest eyewear and believe in our program and all of you who are dedicated to our collective goal of providing a positive cycling bunch experience and creating a safer place for cyclists and motorists on our roads.
It couldn’t happen without my team of dedicated ride leaders in Aaron,Renee, Cassie & Stevo, who strive to provide a safe, fun, challenging and social atmosphere in which to enjoy riding, and meet a great bunch of individuals who share our enthusiasm, our joy for cycling and commitment to positive lifestyle choices. Thank you so much xx