Riders showed courage to complete the 228km trek from Grafton to Inverell.
Riders showed courage to complete the 228km trek from Grafton to Inverell. Lynne Mowbray

G2I rolls out of town

SORE muscles were the order of the day for local cyclists after inching their way through the gruelling 228km G2I (Grafton to Inverell) Cycling Challenge on Saturday.

More than 130 participants rolled out of McKittrick Park on two wheels at 6am, with most, like John Harrison, finishing late into the afternoon.

The 50-year-old, joined by fellow Grafton Cycle Club members Adam Syndem, Jason Green, Simon King and Greg Coombs, completed the trip in 8hr45mins – within Harrison’s nominated time.

“I was happy with the time – it was a lot of fun,” he said.

“It was a social day out.

“It was some beautiful scenery.”

Humid conditions met the riders but the steep climbs proved the day’s biggest challenge.

“It was actually a bit tougher on the hill,” Harrison said.

“You can probably spend more time climbing the hill to prepare.

“If you can make it up that hill it’s easy.”

The support crew from Grafton made Harrison’s trip easier.



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