A few hardy past and present SuperCylists are aiming to undertake an ‘Everesting’ attempt a fortnight after next year’s Mercer SuperCycle ride (30th April).
Everesting on a bike is riding 8,848 vertical metres in a single attempt (with breaks!). Click here for more info on the rules.
The route loop is to be determined but will most probably include the bike track up to Crafers. Depending on fitness this will take around 18 hours ++.
This is not an ‘official’ SuperCycle event, but if riders wish to be part of the attempt, either as another way to supplement their fundraising or just for the hell of it, everyone is welcome.
If you are interested in either the attempt or providing some assistance to riders (Sherpas) for part of the day/night, please let Mark Day know via his email email@example.com and he will keep you in the loop.
Date: Saturday March 5th.
Taking in 112 laps of Ceres hill, a 1.5km climb just west of Geelong, part of the Cadel Evans Road Race.
Kicking off at 4am we hope to be done by 10pm – yes, you read that right! – as we head towards 8848m of climbing. Equal to the height of Mt Everest.
Arguably one of the single toughest challenges for a road cyclist, send all your support for Flash (Trav Davies) Noraa (Aaron Lau) and coming over from Adelaide Titters (Neil Titterington).
For more info: Travis.Davies@mercer.com