Local and interstate cyclists turned out in force on their bikes to take on the Bush Capital’s Centenary Trail on 14 September 2014.
The Centenary Trail Blaze Challenge, in its second year, saw over 200 cycling enthusiasts descending on Stromlo Forest Park to take part in the challenge which offered 35km, 68km and 145km options to include all levels of ability. Shane Rattenbury MLA was there to start the ride off on a beautiful spring morning in the ACT.
Canberra Off-Road Cyclists (CORC) and Pedal Power ACT, who teamed up to organise the event declared it a resounding success with Pedal Power Project Manager Stuart Jones commenting:“The Centenary Trail Blaze last Sunday was a great day out for everyone involved - thanks especially to our loyal and hardworking volunteers and to the fantastic cyclists who turned up to take part on a wonderful sunny day in Canberra - we hope to see them all again next year!
"We were especially pleased with the turnout as the Heart Foundation were on board as the official Charity Partner of the 2014 event, meaning riders made a real difference to this great charity just by taking part.”
The cyclists themselves also gave the event the seal of approval, with comments on Pedal Power’s Facebook page such as: “Thanks to the organisers, volunteers and sponsors for such a lovely day out - magnificent! We are very lucky in Canberra to have such a picturesque trail, and an event each year to enjoy it together. Maybe the 145km next year”, and “I rode the 65km course yesterday, and had a wonderful time doing so; my first time on trails. Thanks for organising a great event!”
Particularly pleased were participants Graeme Hall, Clare Broadhurst, Pauline Sullivan, Christopher Bush and Mark Sparshott who each won Mont Zip Polo tops provided by Mont Adventure Equipment of Fyshwick in a prize draw.
You can now view photos of all the action from the Centenary Trail Blaze 2014 at this link. Thanks to Mark Walker Photography for providing these! https://www.flickr.com/photos/94148102@N07/sets/72157647948749932/
Pedal Power’s next big cycling challenge event is Fitz’s Challenge on 26th October with courses across the Brindabella Ranges from 50km right up to 255km (www.fitzs.com.au)