Hit the road for fitness

Robert DoughertyBroome Advertiser

Century Ride 2017 organiser Andrew Jansen is encouraging local cyclists to hit the road and get the wheels turning on their fitness early this year.

The ride is in its fourth year and usually attracts 50-70 cyclists.

They will ride from Zanders Restaurant at 5am on Sunday to Coconut Wells, Willie Creek and 12 Mile before returning to the restaurant for breakfast.

Jansen said he was looking forward to seeing the traditional assortment of road, mountain, fat and even vintage bicycles as residents restarted their fitness after the holidays.

“Traditionally, new year’s resolutions have a bit of weight and it’s time to get people on track for the year,” he said.

“As soon as the holidays tick over, the hammer drops and a ride like this helps get people on board with their fitness. It’s also the start of the season and Broome people ride their bikes most in the wet season.

“This is the lead-up time to the Gibb River Challenge so people are training and they have it in mind.” The self-supported social ride has water stops scheduled every 20km-30km with the option of turning back at any time.

“This is an inclusive community ride, it’s always been that and people can do this even if 100km isn’t for them,” Jansen said. Zanders Restaurant Group operations director Stuart Voce said the team was thrilled to be involved again.

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