On the cycling radar

2015-06-10 06:00
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Cyclists warming up for a ride.

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WINTER has finally arrived in Durban as the Mambas realised on Saturday 6 June morning. The club’s mountain bikers started their weekend of riding at Rocky Bay, participating in the popular Bushlife outride. The wind was icy and luckily their mountain bike captain had a supply of new club arm- warmers available for purchase and the stock was sold out quickly. Rickey Hulley once again took the cyclists on a fantastic adventure.

Sunday morning dawned a bit warmer and a few group riders did a 40km ride at Renishaw. The afternoon’s skill clinic at Lords was fun with Gavin Harvey teaching everyone how to track-stand and how to look behind while riding, keeping in a straight line. This proved difficult for some people­.

Club members will be practising their skills learnt at Giba Gorge in a few weekend’s time.

The Roadies did their normal Athlone Park and Prospecton loops on Saturday as the wind factor put a damper on their pre-planned ride down the coast, but Sunday saw a large group doing a ride out to the Bluff and back. This is around 75kms and there are pretty long hills on the Bluff.

A good ride was finished off with the necessary caffeine boost at the Coffee­ Theatre afterwards.

The Toti 69er is happening on 12 July­ and we would like our club roadies to ride their home race for once. That means we need as many mountain bikers as possible to help us marshal. This can also be a friend or family member.

You will receive a free lunch and a T-shirt for your trouble. The reason this has always been a safe race is because the marshals are cyclists and know what to do.

Please send in your name and contact details if you are willing to give up your Sunday morning for this. Big thanks in advance. Call 082 357 5287.

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