A recap of the 2019 Coast to Coast bike ride.
The weather bureau suggested there may be some light showers, but that didn’t deter our army of riders who arrived with lights blinking in the pre-dawn light at Glenelg for the start of the 120 km event. Riders where fueling on caffeine, meeting their mates and preparing for a day of glorious riding from one coast to another. Watch the start here.
At 8am riders departed from both Stirling for the 95 km and Meadows for the 65kms ride all en route to Victor Habor. The Coast to Coast 2019 was well under way.
Despite a low fog forming at top of Willunga Hill, a treat of hot cross buns was a welcome sight to riders. Thank you to Bakers Delight for supplying these trays of Easter goodess. Yum! Riders fueled up and continued the journey onto Victor Harbor.
Meanwhile, the Mini Coast to Coast was heading off on its first loop on a section of the Encounter Bikeway, watch the live feed here. Riders had the option to complete a 10 km or 20 km ride, finishing through the arch, with children claiming a ribbon for their achievement.
The sun was now shining and riders started flooding through the finish arch with smiles on their faces and their fist pumping the air. The camaraderie was outstanding with riders and spectators high fiving, hugging and clapping those who finished the event. We are pleased to report everyone did!
The event village on Warland Reserve was in full swing with everyone enjoying live music, the kids especially enjoyed the jumping castle and face paints.
What a great bunch of people we met throughout the event, here just handful of the stories we were told.
- David and Jane Barker rode a 26-year-old Tandem built in the UK.
- Clive Thomas at 76 years young only started riding a few years ago, completed the Meadows to Victor Harbor ride. Outstanding!
- Pete Holley rode a Higgins three-wheeler, which was built in Croydon.
- The Mildura Crew who came over for a fun weekend of cycling in SA.
If you want to see more of the day’s action, all of the photos are on our Flickr account here.
We would like to give thanks all of our wonderful volunteers and supporters including; Bakers Delight, Anderson Solicitors, Roof Rack City, Ground Effects Cycle Clothing, Adelaide Mobile Bicycle Service, City of Victor Harbour, City of Holdfast Bay for working with Bike SA at the Coast to Coast 2019.