Riders face uphill challenge
“Some of the team members have been riding for up to 20 years while others only took it up in the last three or four years.
“Anyone can enter this race so we thought we would give it a go and we have been completing training rides to Pinjarra so we can practise through the hills each week.”
The anticipated field includes 20 all-female teams, meaning the Tour of Margaret River is also one of the largest races for women in the country.
Stolton said her team was sponsored by Lakes Cycles in Cockburn, which is owned by fellow rider Stewart, and they would travel to Margaret River with a support crew.
“Some of our husbands and family are helping us out during the race and we are looking forward to finishing and just having a go at trying to keep up with some of the best riders around,” she said.
Rockingham cyclists Gloria Stewart, Bree Trewin, Alison Whiteman, Zoe Stolton, Sandy De La Mare and Gill Smith will travel south for the Tour of Margaret River event next week.