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A new SuperCycle route along the Great Ocean Road

Mercer SuperCycle is gearing up for 2018 with a new route that takes riders from Melbourne to Adelaide along the Great Ocean Road. Mercer SuperCycle board member, Dawn Garrett and her partner, Mike Garrett, headed off last week to map out the first 4 days of the new cycling route, with rider safety and comfort […]

Peleton 1 at Andrew Miller Wines Dessert Cafe for coffee, day 7 Mercer SuperCycle 2017

Day 7 Recap – Mercer SuperCycle 2017

If you have a favourite Supercyclist that you are close with, no doubt by now you have given them a hug (before and/or after washing, depending on personal preference), and patiently listened to them rabbit on about speed, rotations, Strava segments, sore body parts and the wonders of fruit cake. But read on for the […]

Mercer SuperCycle 2017

Day 6 Recap – Mercer SuperCycle 2017

Today, Mercer SuperCycle 2017 was community engagement day in a couple of spots. We started off the ride into a gorgeous morning at Wallaroo with a wave from Cathy, who has been a great supporter of SuperCycle over its history, and has previously organised civic receptions for us. The pelotons headed east to Kadina, and […]

Day 5 Recap – Mercer SuperCycle 2017

There is a strange need amongst some cyclists to round up the distance of their rides to the “next” number. For example, you go round the block 5 times to make sure you do 100kms rather than 98. Given that today’s ride was 183kms from Burra to Wallaroo, it was to be expected that a […]

Worlds End Highway - one of the best rides in SA.

Day 4 Recap – Mercer SuperCycle 2017

Now that we are halfway through the ride, it seems a good time for a bit of explanation on how the ride works. The riders are split into groups (known as pelotons, a French word that seems to mean “a bunch of cyclists”) with a car in front and a car with a trailer at […]

Some of our incredible support crew.

Day 3 Recap – Mercer SuperCycle 2017

About the only bad thing about today is that the weather gave me no opportunity to use the word moist in the blog. It was a fresh morning in Murray Bridge as we set off for what is traditionally the day that riders find the hardest. This is not due to the route, but due […]

Day 2 Recap – Mercer SuperCycle 2017

Yesterday’s word was “rolling”. Today’s words are “moist” and “tumbles”. We set off from Wirrina into a nice morning without too much of a breeze. After a bit of a warmup and a run along the coast, we turned inland towards Yankalilla and Inman Valley. That’s when the day turned moist. Any connection to everybody […]