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 […]

SuperCyclist Eric’s Motivation

Eric Young is one of 50 SuperCyclists who is riding 1000km over seven days across rural South Australia to raise vital funds for The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) Under Our Roof project, providing accommodation for country cancer patients and their families who need to travel to Adelaide for treatment. Eric’s motivation for signing up for […]

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 […]

A Life-Changing Stay at Under Our Roof – Paul’s Story

While receiving radiation treatment for his advanced localised prostate cancer, Paul Fennell from Whyalla spent over seven weeks in The Hospital Research Foundation’s (THRF) Under Our Roof homes. The homes, which were made possible thanks to Mercer SuperCycle, quickly became a sanctuary for Paul. “In May of 2014 when I was 60-years-old I was diagnosed […]

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 […]

Food stop with the Bendigo Bank Food Van - day 1.

Day 1 Recap – Mercer SuperCycle 2017

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was…”rolling!”. Thus began the sixth edition of Mercer SuperCycle… The weather as we rolled out of Marden Shopping Centre (thanks to Taplin for the use of their car park) could best be described as moist (“Hi Leeza!”). A bit of drizzle, but otherwise a good start […]