From Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, the second half of Mercer SuperCycle’s exciting new 2018 route takes riders from Mount Gambier, through Robe and Meningie into Adelaide.
Route surveyors, Dawn and Michael Garrett have returned to Adelaide following a 3 day adventure mapping the second half of the Mercer SuperCycle 2018 route.
‘It is a beautiful route and I’d encourage all riders and volunteers to bring their bathers as there will be lots of opportunities to cool down after the ride with a swim in the ocean,’ said Dawn.
Riders will cycle from Melbourne around Port Phillip Bay to Geelong, continuing through Torquay and along the Great Ocean Road past the Twelve Apostles to Port Fairy before arriving in Mount Gambier on day 4 of the Mercer SuperCycle.
The last 3 days will see cyclists ride along flatter country roads through rural South Australia.
‘The route from Mount Gambier to Robe was along some scenic country roads, we think the riders will really enjoy this quiet leg,’ said Mike.
Riders will arrive in Robe early in the afternoon on day 5 to allow them time to enjoy this quaint seaside town.
‘There will be time for cyclists to take a stroll around the Obelisk, have a dip in the ocean along Long Beach or explore the little shops dotted along Robe’s main street. We’ll head to the Robe Hotel for a pub meal overlooking the bay in the evening,’ said Dawn.
From Robe, riders will make their way along the coast with views of the Coorong before heading into Meningie on the banks of Lake Albert, where a special final night is planned (it’s a secret says Dawn!).
The last day from Meningie into Adelaide will be a final big day for cyclists, firstly crossing the mighty Murray River by ferry at Wellington , then travelling through the Langhorne Creek Vineyards.
‘You can’t travel far in South Australia without coming across vineyards,’ said Mike happily.
Riders will then climb into the beautiful Adelaide Hills before descending the iconic Gorge Road to family and friends welcoming them home at Kensington Oval.
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If you missed the first half of 2018 Mercer SuperCycle’s exciting new 2018 route please click here.