Long Distance 24 hour Challenge Pauses in Eudunda

Local cycle enthusiast Luke Herriman spotted a ride posted  on the BikeSA website that was coming through Eudunda on 19th February 2016.

Riders on 24hr Cycle Rider stop at Eudunda DSC06036

Riders on 24hr Cycle Rider stop at Eudunda DSC06036

As the ride was on the same day as his discovery, there were some quick messages back and forth with Richard Scheer who had posted the event online,

Hoping to find out more, Luke discovered that the riders normally stop at Eudunda for a quick break, so he thought he would go talk to them and find out more about their challenge and what sort of gear they used.

Luke met up with the riders Richard Scheer, Ben Del Fabbro & Mick Sturgess about 1am as they approached the Eudunda Lookout corner.

All wear reflective stripes on there clothing and flashing tail lights for best visibility at night. Ben has done 4-5 years of this type of riding, and Richard is the most experienced having completed about 200 of these rides over the last 10 years, averaging over 300kms in distance per ride. Mick has only recently re-ignited his passion for long distance riding after having a break.

Mick Sturgess  – information about the ride on Strava (an online app) below might give some insight into thier ride.

Paddle Steamer 400 kms Audax with Richard Scheer and Ben Del Fabbro

Mick S Paddle Steamer 400 kms Audax stats on Strava

Mick S Paddle Steamer 400 kms Audax stats on Strava

Route Map and Distance vs Height profile on strava

Route Map and Distance vs Height profile on strava – showing Eudunda as the highest point of the tour (just).  Online at Strava