Tour de Ten Lives: Stage 19

Friday, 18th September

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6am Start: My Ride > Bike Track to St Virgil’s (Austins Ferry) > Return (40kms)

No. of Cats surrendered from suburbs on route: 1,748
No. of Cats adopted to suburbs on route: 1,151

Start at My Ride, along Quayle Street, left up Bath Street, then right on St Georges Terrace, left on Colville and right on Mona Street for the picturesque Battery Point tour. Cruise along Clarke Avenue and then right and down past CSRIO along Castray Esplanade and then round Franklin Wharf, before entering the bike track. Cruise along the bike track through Moonah, Glenorchy before the end of the bike track at Claremont. A left at Bilton Road and a right onto Main Road, up Ten Mile Hill and turn at the Roundabout at St Virgils College. Return on the same route, back round Castray and then onto Napoleon Street, up Quayle Street and home via Osborne Street to My Ride.
A nice flat ride with some nice fast bits on the way home.

DID YOU KNOW: St Virgil’s College was formally opened on 22 January 1911 by The Christian Brothers. Leo Doyle was the first student admitted to the College. At is foundation the College was a boarding school for boys located in Barrack Street, Hobart. The boarding section of the College was closed in 1970 and since then St Virgil’s College has been a day school only.
In 1962, another campus was opened in Austins Ferry, offering junior secondary grades (Grades 7–9) on a riverside property of 30 hectares. In 1991, three Grade 10 streams were also added. 2012 marked the 50 year celebrations for the campus. (Wikipedia)

Stage 19 Gallery

David’s Day 19 debrief: Stage 19 – My Ride, Battery Point, Argyle Street, St Virgil’s School Claremont, and back to My Ride (40kms).
Finally, I’ve have finished all those horrible early weekday starts. However, looking at the phone this morning Sandy Bay had a temperature of 2 degrees at 6 am, so it looked to be a cold one. An extra top and leggings, and I was off to the start. Checked the Tour de France results, and Richie is still 4th – great result.
We had about 10 riders this morning, which was helped by the team of David Morris and Patrick Lunn from Simmons Wolfhagen who were sponsoring the stage. Wayne Chapman waved us off, as he had other commitments which preventing him from riding, and Noel as he has for the last 18 Stages filmed the start. Just to get the hearts racing, the start took us along Quayle Street and up that nasty Bath Street, before going down the hill past the CSIRO and out Argyle Street. At 222 Argyle Street, we stopped outside the new Ten Lives Op Shop for a photo op. Jacqui who was running got there at the same time – sprinting up Argyle Street. We had the official opening of the Op Shop last night, and I know I’m biased, but there is some seriously good stuff in there at ridiculously low prices. Make sure you get up there and grabbed yourself a bargain. I bought a great warm coat last night for $15!!!
The ride took us at to St Virgil’s College in Claremont, and we had 2 St Virgil’s old boys on the ride. Suggested to them that they could have ridden to school. It was beautiful and sunny – a perfect spring morning. Just a nice trip back home along the bike track before coffee and fruit buns at My Ride. Big thanks to Ten Lives Board Members Kellie Rathbone and Emily Bill for turning up at the finish and selling raffle tickets.
The Hobart stages are now finished and we have the Orford time trial and the finish on Sunday with the Governor. Please come along – 11 am Our Park Orford – its going to be huge!
The Cat of the day is Salem from Sabrina the teenage witch, because there was some magic out there this morning. The taste of the tour was this mornings fruit buns, which lasted about 5 seconds flat! Please continue to donate – we are almost there!