Perth County Cycling Tour
Sunday, September 12 was the third annual Perth County Cycling Tour, which brought together 100 cyclists to enjoy the scenery and fresh air of Perth County on three separate but intersecting rides.
Cyclists from Newmarket, Kincardine, Ingersoll, Windsor, Toronto and of course Stratford and St. Marys left Stratford’s Market Square and rode 101 km or 61 km or 25 km, joining at a common rest stop at St. Marys. There, they enjoyed refreshments, refills, and healthy snacks supplied by local supporters and the music of Brad McGoey, the cycling musician. The routes were created to showcase the local countryside and local destinations, with rest stops at regular locations. The weather was great – for the first time in three years! – and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Although Covid-19 meant extra precautions and procedures, riders were very happy with the results. On the after-event survey, riders were very complimentary, such as this one: “I had not been on my bike for over 18 months and loved this ride and I will be back next year for sure. All the volunteers were amazing and so helpful ! The snack were awesome especially the protein bars in St Mary's and the donuts back in Stratford. The Stratford Dollars was a great idea and we had a great lunch at the Bru Gardens. Thank you again for a great ride!”
Riders, THANK YOU for your kind, enthusiastic words. Look for information about 2023 in the spring!
Take a look at some photos below from the PCCT. Can you find yourself?