Its been a huge weekend at MMT, with AFL and Comedy Festival in full swing in Melbourne. Sadly, one half of MMT was in Bay M23 watching his beloved Tigers impersonating Greg Norman, circa 1996 USA Masters, when they lost in the last 15 seconds to Collingwood by 1 point. Enough said…..
Last Sunday, 3rd April, was the third charity ride event on MMT’s calendar, Ride the Bellerine, ac charity event intended to raise funds to end Polio contagion in developing countries. Being organised by the good people of Rotary in Geelong, its a well run event for a very worthwhile cause.
MMT noticed the inaugural ride in 2015, but couldn’t get his act together to attend. Apparently, the weather on that day was truly awful, so MMT isn’t feeling too bad about missing out. However this Sunday’s weather was perfect, cool, overcast and not much wind to speak of.
The course starts and ends in Geelong’s Eastern Gardens and loops around the Bellerine peninsula via Barwon Waters and 13th Beach. I did the short course 60 km, as I was uncertain of what the various hills in that part of the world.
Apart from one reasonably steep hill between the 10-12km mark, it was a relatively easy ride. The course and gradient chart is shown below.
So onto the some photos, again MMT was fortune to coax the other half of the team into support and photographic duties. So have a couple of nice photos, plus the ones I took on the ride.
I have to say I really enjoyed the day and was glad MMT made the trip down to Geelong. My next planned ride is the BAD ride in Ballarat in May. Before I sign off, I have to say to Peter Sagan who seems to have shrugged off the ‘curse of the rainbow’ jersey easily with a very impressive win in the Tour of Flanders on Sunday night. I really thought Fabian Cancellara was going to catch him there for while.
Until next blog, ride safe