On Friday I’m Pedalling for Plunket (Ruakaka to Wellsford). Having hardly moved the previous weekend—my Band recorded just 911 steps one day!—thanks to a head cold last Sunday I decided a bit of practice might be a good thing.
A loop from home into the city, ferry to Devonport, along East Coast Bays then back via Coatesville and Massey proved the old bicycle will be fine, its rider… well… probably…
It was 86km according to the bike odometer, 89km on Strava because I forgot to turn it off on the ferry! My speed was about 20km/h according to the bike, a rather slower 17km/h on Strava due to some food stops and too much time watching a cool water flyboard thing at Browns Bay. I have since discovered auto-pause on Strava Android to remedy that!
The forecast is for a wet ride, donations (whatever you can manage is appreciated) at:
On March 10 I’m cycling from Ruakaka to Wellsford* (the red line below) to help raise funds for Plunket NZ. It is a small part of a Cape Reinga to Bluff fundraising cycle ride The Warehouse are supporting.
Plunket is New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child.
Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
* I’m also cycling from Wellsford to Ruakaka (the blue line) but that is just to get back to my car! Going via the coast to avoid the state highway traffic and riding up the Brenderwyn Hill (~300m high) twice in a day!
Event Website http://pedalforplunket.org.nz/
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