This Sunday being the last RLC I have to ask the question.
But first, what a magnificent route, well organised ride and such an excellent start to the TDU week. Massive kudos to the organisers, they've run something special for ten years, raised a lot of money and contributed in a positive way to the Adelaide cycling community. And knowing how things get organised its probably been a relatively few people stringing it together with a lot of personal volunteer hours with little thanks and acknowledgement.
Okay, but what now?
As I've mentioned, the time of the ride is perfect. I always thought it provided an option for interstate cyclists to take part in another ride and thought it acted as another draw card for the week.
Does anyone know if there is any thought by anyone to continue the fine precedence laid down?
that's done and dusted, final RLC.
I have rode it 3 times over the years, the last being approx 5 years ago.
Numbers have certainly dwindled, even the police prescence was less, that is to be expected for a smaller crowd.
Attendance looked to be approx 1/3 of what I saw 5 years ago.
Whilst riding the course you could see a huge amount of cyclists on other rides, such as ride along with teams or just get out there yourself, so with all the options for rides with other smaller ' free' groups it is not surprising the event is being dis-continued.
Now that every event seems to have a jersey etc.. people are spoiled for ride options and seeing it was typically a locals ride, most people had done the course multiple times over the years.
Thanks to SA Police for your efforts over the years and for putting on a great ride.
Yeah as others have said, with plenty of free options I struggle to see the value.
Check out http://allthetdu.com/ for a pretty comprehensive list of rides and activities.