Riders moved into more of a routine on Day 3, both on and off the bike. An early start was declared as the mercury was due to tip well over 30 degrees. A photo opportunity with our team beckoned before departure. Departing at 6:30am our riders made solid progress out of the Forster region toward Taree. After some 'cycle dancing' pointing to the many holes in the road back to the highway, riders were greeted with a moderate head wind on entry to the highway. The tempo was set high after the riders regained their legs from Day 1. Each town en-route was ticked off quickly as the riders made their way to Kew. After a short nature and water stop, the riders continued on their way to Port Macquarie, enjoying varied road conditions and on the whole motorists showing their appreciation by way of kind 'tooting' gestures.
One of our riders, Mike Forbes, reluctantly departed today back to work and family commitments in Melbourne. Though we have now been joined by Cameron Hughes (Team Subway) who has made the trip down after finishing 9th in the South Bank Criterium at the weekend.
Riders enjoyed a rest afternoon, with the gear up for the Port Macquarie Community ride commencing at 6 am in the morning. We anticipate a great turn out, as Annie Morton and Graham Seers from Port Macquarie Cycling Club have engaged the Hastings River Cycling community in conducting two separate rides catering for riders of all abilities.