Team Iress Mercer SuperCycle 2019

Day 2 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2019

My apologies for the typos in yesterday’s blog. Not up to the usual standard. Especially egregious was the misspelling of Traralgon, so a special sorry to Max and Madge. We spent the night at the New Terry Hotel (known to many South Australians as Wirrina Resort). We had a good feed, a couple of drinks […]


Day 1 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2019

So here we are for the 8th year of SuperCycle, with some old faces and some eager new recruits who are about to find out exactly what they signed up for. (Before I go any further, a shout out to Max and Madge of Taralgon, and Judith of Gawler, who have been avid supporters of […]

Mercer SuperCycle 2018 Day 7

Day 7 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

Mercer SuperCycle is a great week of getting away from things with a few people who will quickly become close friends and riding your bike. As a side benefit you can eat what you like and drink what you like and know that you should be doing this. But there is always something special about […]

SA Power Networks Team Mercer SuperCycle 2018

Day 6 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

The best description of today is “long, hot and hard”. We had a lovely night in Robe, with dinner at the Robe Hotel and visitors from The Hospital Research Foundation and past Supercyclists. We were also joined by some two day riders from the HPS and SA Power Networks teams (fresh meat for doing some work […]

Sunrise on Day 5 of Mercer SuperCycle coming out of Mount Gambier

Day 5 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

After four days of solid work, there were a lot of tired and sore bodies having to be pushed out of bed out of this morning. A lot of sore bums as well, after hours and hours of contact with saddles. But the gorgeous morning that we set off into more than made up for […]

Mercer SuperCycole Day 4

Day 4 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

Welcome to Hump Day. After yesterday’s 197kms, today was a relatively “short” 178kms from Port Fairy to Mt Gambier. Day 4 can be hard work, as the legs burn at every bump in the road (especially after a stop), and the body is just hurting. Today was a slight exception due to the lovely tail […]

Day 3 Mercer SuperCycle Apollo Bay to Port Fairy

Day 3 Blog – Mercer SuperCycle 2018

The overriding feeling from today’s ride is “gosh, that was long and hard”. 197kms, and 2000ms of climbing makes for a big day. But the riders did a fabulous job and handled it perhaps not with ease but without falling in a heap. As usual, the start was in the early morning pre-dawn darkness, with […]