Over 75 riders flocked to Murray Bridge on the long weekend for the Murray Bridge Tour hosted by the Skinny Lattes Cycling Club. This is the second year the club has hosted a women's tour featuring multiple grades for women of all ages. Club President, Felicity Laing said the women ranged from 15 to 72 years, but their shared love of cycling encouraged an athmosphere that was inclusive and supportive to all, whilst encouraging all riders to give their best in competition.
The club has a strong history of including racing opportunities for Athletes With Disabilities and this year's tour saw multiple World Para Champion & Para Olympic Gold Medalist Carol Cooke make the journey across from Victoria for the second year. Carol spoke of the inclusive nature of the tour and just how much fun she had racing with the women and being given the opportunity to mentor some of the newer riders. Also on the start list this year was Kieran Modra, who has won five gold and four bronze medals at seven Para Olympic Games from 1988 to 2012, along with two silver medals at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. With the Para National Championships being held in South Austalia in April the tour provided welcomed preparation.
All Photos by Matthias Pfeil