A Gran Fondo
With A Small “g”
This ride was more to the liking of a moderate ability cyclist. The length was good (93k), the climbing was decent (976m) and the route (shown left) was familiar.
There was one puncture but the groups are considerate so no one is left alone. It’s in the fabric of the club. We stay together.
The route was not one we do every week but it was familiar.
- Leaving Suncoast we travel to Umhlanga Rocks on backroads.
- From Umhlanga Rocks we follow the M4 to the Engen Station at Ballito.
- Hopping across to the R102 we travel south through Verulam and turn left on the R41.
- We followed the M41 up to Gateway and followed Umhlanga Rocks to Northway and Northway down to Suncoast.
It was cold when we started but I was shedding my long sleeves by the time we got to Gateway. This wasn’t your typically gruelling Gran Fondo but it was a good ride with a nice bunch of people.
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