We offer the opportunity for customers and friends of Elbows Akimbo to participate in weekly structured training rides.
Rides are done at an intermittent to hard pace with minimal pauses/stops, however, if necessary we re-group at the top of climbs.
Safety on rides is our #1 priority and so it goes without saying that we obey all road rules and follow group ride etiquette. You will find a good summary on the latter topic at Bama Cyclist.
|Distance / Duration:||100 to 195km / approx. 3.5 to 7 hrs (depending on route)|
|Start Time:||6.30am sharp (except for route option 3 – see below)|
|Start & Finish Location:||Cnr King William & Greenhill Road (except for route option 3 – see below)|
|Level / Intensity:||Intermediate to hard|
Lobethal via Montacute Rd, Ashton and Forest Range. We take a quick stop at Lobethal and then head out to Onkaparinga Valley Road where we turn around and head for home via Woodside and Greenhill Rd. This route is 95Km long, has 1600m of climbing and takes about 3 – 3.5hrs.
Birdwood via Greenhill Rd, Balhannah and Onkaparinga Valley Rd. We take a quick stop at Birdwood and then head home via Chain of Ponds and Gorge Rd. This route is 105km long, has 1500m of climbing. and take about 3 – 3.5hrs.
The monster! Goolwa via the Old Freeway, Stirling and Meadows. At Goolwa we stop for food, water and quick bio-break and then head home via Victor Harbour, Myponga, Aldinga and Glenelg. This route is 195km long, has 2000m of climbing and takes about 6.5-7hrs (6hrs in the saddle). Please note that this ride starts at 6.00am from the toll gates.
One of our favourite rides – Willunga Hill, via Belair, Clarendon and Mclaren Vale. At Willunga we stop for food, water and a quick bio-break and then head home via Myponga, Aldinga and Glenelg. This route is 140km long, has 1650m of climbing and takes about 4-4.5hrs.