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:||90 to 100km / approx. 3.5 to 4 hours|
|Start Time:||6.00am sharp|
|Start & Finish Location:||Cnr King William & Greenhill Road (tram stop cnr)|
|Level / Intensity:||Intermediate to hard|
This route is 95Km long and has 1600m of climbing. There are 2 re-grouping points and one water/bio-break stop if required.
We set an easy pace to the Montacute climb via Greenhill and St Bernards Roads. Once we hit the climb the pace is on and we re-group at Marble Hill next to the big oak tree. From here the route takes us to Ashton where we turn left onto Lobethal Rd and onto the next climb of the day to Forest Range – we re-group at the top.
At Lobethal we stop for quick bio-break and to fill refill our water bottles and then head out to Onkaparinga Valley Road where we turn around and head for home via Woodside and Greenhill Rd.
This route is 105km long and has 1500m of climbing. There is 1 re-grouping point and one water/bio-break stop if required.
We set an easy pace to the Greenhill Rd climb. Once we hit the climb the pace is on and we re-group at the top next to the bus stop. From here the route takes us to through Uraidla and the descent into Balhannah where we turn left onto Onkaparakinga Valley Road and head out to Mount Torrens and Birdwood.
At Birdwood we stop for quick bio-break and to fill refill our water bottles and then head for home via Chain of Ponds and Gorge Rd.