The Delta Dash is an endurance mountain bike race where solo riders and three-person relay teams attempt to do as many laps around a challenging 5-7km course in 6 hours. All the proceeds from the event go to Delta Park School, a public school for children with learning disabilities. The course is purposefully built for the Delta Dash and meanders around Delta Park before ending with an exhilarating section that runs through the school corridors and down to the start/finish line on the main sports field.
This year Grenade entered a team consisting of myself and two friends (Nick and Jared) while Morningside Cycles sponsored our fancy gazebo. Our expectations for the race were relatively low since none of us had trained for the event and our motivation for entering was simply to have fun while supporting a good cause. Competition was tough but done in good spirit throughout and we managed to surprise ourselves (and probably most of our friends and family) by finishing in second place overall. At the end of the day we completed 19 laps and narrowly missed the cut-off on the 20th lap (an average of over 3 laps per hour). Full race results can be downloaded here.
High five to Delta Park School and all those involved in organising the Delta Dash for putting on such a great family event. I’m already looking forward to next year’s race where we will hopefully enter multiple teams. Be sure to look out for the highlights of the Delta Dash in an upcoming episode of SuperCycling on SuperSport.
Have a squiz at the photos that have been uploaded to our Facebook page: