ADELAIDE TO HAHNDORF
The Neil Sachse Centre is currently working on its third bike ride after raising $277,000 from its previous two rides. On this ride we have 15 people plus support crew. We have a record number of seven people coming from both Victoria and Queensland. We welcome these people, mostly new, to South Australia and the magnificent ride through the Adelaide Hills.
Riders and support crew will be set up at the newly renovated Hahndorf Resort which has again been nominated in the South Australia tourism award. The 3rd edition of the Project Discovery Classic takes place on November 26, 27 and 28 on the roads of the picturesque Adelaide Hills and for the first time we base ourselves in the hills village of Hahndorf. Our magnificent support staff will look after you through out the three days riding through Adelaide.
We invite enthusiastic cyclists to join on this magic trip. So people have an understanding trip please see right the three day journey for the bike ride. Everybody involved enjoys this event.
Our depart for the 2018 classic is from the seaside suburb of Glenelg, rolling out at 8am on Monday the 26th of November. After a short journey we will enter the Southern Veloway taking us safely to McLaren Vale, our first stop.
Not too long after our first refreshment break the team come face to face with the famous Willunga Hill (Distance: 3km Metres Climbed: 222 Avg Gradient: 7.4%) where once we have regrouped a left turn will take us North to Meadows (72km) for lunch and ultimately to Hahndorf, our home for the next two nights.
Todays route takes us out to Callington before a right hand turn and a long straight road sees us nearing the wine growing region of Langhorne Creek. Lunch sees us return to the beautiful town of Strathalbyn, before heading through the towns of Meadows and Echunga on our way back to our home base.
The journey back to the city sees the team ride the length of the Amy Gillett Bikeway, starting near Oakbank and ending at Mount Torrens. After some riding on the roads of the upper reaches of the River Torrens we head to Lobethal for lunch after 65 kilometres. After a further 40km of hills riding the 8th RLC concludes at the Arkaba Hotel.
The ride has been fabulously supported over the last three rides and we must thank all participants both riding and those who supported them plus all those that contributed financially along the way. A special thank you to our sponsors, most of whom have sponsored all 3 rides.