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Ride Like Crazy 2012

Pedal power invaded the usually tranquil roads of the Adelaide Hills on the morning of Sunday, 15 January 2012. The riders had a legion of sponsors, volunteers and supporters who turned out in force for the fourth annual Ride Like Crazy mass participation charity bike ride.

The full distance ride starting at Unley Shopping Centre saw a sea of rider jerseys stretch the full distance of the car park. Under a police escort, the dedicated riders pedalled the 107 km journey through the picturesque towns of Crafers, Balhannah, Littlehampton, Lobethal and Cudlee Creek, and were joined by a large contingent at Woodside for the shorter 51 km ride, with the riders crossing finishing at Unley Oval.

Riders from all over Australia participated in the ride with many stating it was the best they had been involved with for its organisation, safety focus and food choices, thanks in no small part to the Scout troops who assisted with marshalling duties and the volunteers who ensured participants kept their energy and enthusiasm levels up during and after the ride.

The 2012 ride was a huge success, raising $160 000 for the Flinders Medical Centre Foundation and the Neurosurgical Research Foundation.

Since 2010 the event has attracted over 6000 riders and donated a staggering $480,000 for charity. In addition to supporting worthy charities, the RLC cycling event provides an opportunity in partnership with SAPOL and sponsors to promote wellbeing and road safety.