Well Saturday, 10th March 2012 saw the kick off to the BWA CycloSportif series in Margaret River for 2012. I managed to round up some Fast Boys, Andrew, Alistair, Mark and Matthew (a.k.a Buttercup) and together we flew the SPR flag, competing in the A Grade distance. It was hot and it was windy but we still managed to place 5th overall (37 A Grade teams), completing the 110kms ride in 3:23:01…that’s an average of 32:5kms p/h (that’s even with two punctures and a drink stop included…more like rest periods for me :-).
We all had a fantastic time and are looking forwards to the next one on Sunday, 29th April 2012 in Rockingham. I’ve done 6 Cyclos now and find them a great way to get into something just a little more competitive than the usual club rides. It would be great if we could get more of the SPR crew involved, and maybe even a repeat of last year’s Swan Valley CycloSportif where we have a number of teams enter across the various distances.
My hopes are for a second date with some of the Fast Boys!! :-).