From the 14th to the 16th of November, 2016 After many months of planning and training 17 riders departed from the Arkaba Hotel to commence their Project Discovery Journey. 5 riders came from Victoria to join the 12 from South Australia.
The 3 days of riding took them from Adelaide to Tanunda on Day 1, 100K loop around the Barossa Valley on Day 2, and returning to Glenelg on Day 3 approx 350Ks in total.
The event was managed by Unique Cycling Tours guru Stephen Saunders and provided the team with a great back up vehicle emblazoned with the logos of our wonderful corporate sponsors.
International Spine Centre was the main sponsor of the ride. This company provides a one stop holistic management approach for people suffering spinal cord injuries and back pain and we are very grateful to Eleanor Claussen, EY and their team for their generous support of the ride.
Stephen Sanders support team consisted of George Wilson, Malcolm Morris, Andy Holmesby, Charlie Walsh and Pat Jonker. Their many years of expertise in cycling and management of the riders was invaluable bringing a group of people from various cycling skillsets to be able to enjoy and complete this great challenge.
After 3 days of hard riding, beautiful scenery and fantastic food stops along the way the event concluded at the Watermark Hotel, Glenelg. It was inspirational to see how the ride brought all riders and the support group together and the camaraderie shown was outstanding. All completed the ride.
The funds raised by the event were in excess of a mighty $115,000 which will give a great boost to our Project Discovery Target.
The foundation wishes to thank all who were involved in the event ride from Sponsors, riders and the support group.
ABC News reporter, Neil Cross attended the launch breakfast at the Arkaba and the coverage was broadcasted nationally.
The footage can be seen by visiting