50 cyclists have embarked on a 1,000km bike ride across South Australia’s regional areas, raising money for country cancer patients.
The Mercer Supercycle is now in its sixth year, and partners with The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) to raise much needed funds for Under Our Roof, an accommodation project for country people.
Supercycle Chairman Mark Day spoke to Flow FM about the fundraising project and THRF.
In their final day now, the cyclists have taken the following route this past week:
Day 1 – April 1: Adelaide to Wirrina (147kms 1713m)
Day 2 – April 2: Wirrina to Murray Bridge (156kms 801m)
- Day 3 – April 3: Murray Bridge to Tanunda (142kms 1452m)
- Day 4 – April 4: Tanunda to Burra (154kms 1245m)
- Day 5 – April 5: Burra to Wallaroo (180kms 631m)
- Day 6 – April 6: Wallaroo to Clare (122kms 765m)
- Day 7 – April 7: Clare to Adelaide (173kms 1555m)
Mark explained how Supercycle all began, and their previous fundraising efforts.
When checking in with their journey on day 5, Mark described conditions, saying “the weather gods have been in our favour.”
To support Supercycle you can head to their website.