Under the leadership of Garry Buys and his trusted lieutenants, 38 cyclists of varying ages and experience set off into the unknown on a three day 500km ride to the Hawkes Bay in three suitable groups last Saturday.
Tackling very strong winds on the first day was a big challenge while traveling the picturesque back blocks to complete the 180km to Hastings. Some riders doing 200k just to say they could. A well deserved group dinner and some refreshments set everyone up for the second days ride with many finishing off the day with a steep climb to the top of Tamata Peak.Ara accomplishment.
The traditional final nights group dinner was a memorable evening with lots of great stories on one another’s cycling efforts and antics.Enough said. The next morning with tired legs ahead of the 174k ride home was the hot topic of conversation. Suprisingly the sun came out and after some spirited riding home everyone reached Palmerston North safely to celebrated their achievements at Hotel Coachman in true kiwi style.
Well done to all involved especially to Garry Buys and his support team for a memorable Three Day Big Easy.