WHEN 26 riders signed up for the Tour De Legacy charity ride from Melbourne to Adelaide they couldn’t have envisaged the patch of ideal autumn weather ahead for their 1000-kilometre journey.
They arrived in south-west Victoria via the Great Ocean Road on the weekend and enjoyed local hospitality with a community barbecue at Port Campbell Friday night, morning tea in Warrnambool on Saturday, followed by lunch at Port Fairy and an evening barbecue meal and breakfast in Portland.
On Sunday it was lunch in Nelson before an evening stop in Mount Gambier.
As they stopped for a break in Kingston, South Australia, last night they were in fine spirits ready for more bitumen ahead and the challenging hills into the South Australian capital tomorrow.
Warrnambool Legacy branch treasurer Doug Heazlewood said the cyclists were enthusiastic about their ambition to raise thousands of dollars to help support families of deceased war veterans.
“We are very appreciative of their efforts,” he said.
“In the Warrnambool region we provide support for 520 dependants.”