After months of development Blackchrome is excited to announce the arrival of our new Elite Travel Bag and navy Elite Backpack. As these are stocked items, we can add your logo and have them delivered very quickly. With minimal branding our Elite Travel Bag and Elite Backpacks are perfect for teams, clubs, schools and organisations.
Blackchrome is excited to announce our partnership with the Adelaide Thunderbirds as their official apparel & merchandise partner as part of a three year deal. As a proud South Australian company, we are honoured to be working with the legendary Adelaide team and will be working closely with them to develop their new range of on-court uniforms, training gear and merchandise.
Blackchrome Managing Director Mark Bassett said the company is thrilled to be the official apparel partner for the Adelaide Thunderbirds and Netball SA.
“Being an Adelaide-based apparel company, we get the privilege and enjoyment of interacting with everyone at the Adelaide Thunderbirds in a face-to-face environment and this is incredibly important to us,” he said.
“We are excited to work closely with the team and staff to help them achieve their best both on and off the court. We get to learn, we get to experience, and we will get life long memories from this partnership.
“We are also equally looking forward to engaging, connecting and interacting with the wider South Australian netball community.”
“For over a decade we have been forging a reputation as Australia’s most reliable apparel supplier and are famous for our professionalism and dependability. Our team are proud and passionate about what they do and delivering certainty for our netballing customers.”
We are sorry for the delay in the publication for the Stage 7 blog. Unfortunately the week that was, combined with an immediate 15 hour cross-country drive back to South Australia has meant this final post has taken an extra couple of days to write.
The final day of the PEUCC18 ride started with groans and moans as riders mounted and pedalled with heavy legs from the previous day’s momentous 255km ride. The first stint was spent getting the legs warm before we were joined by professional cyclist Simon Clarke, currently riding for EF Education First-Drapac. The two groups joined on the KOM climb (won yet again by Willem) and proceeded to ride the rest of the stage into Sydney together with Simon drifting up and down the peloton, sharing stories and engaging in banter with all of the weary riders.
The chat at breakfast was noticeably absent this morning as riders prepped themselves and their bikes for an immense day on the bike. 255km and 3,500m of elevation lay ahead – a distance only a select few of the riders had ever ridden before. An earlier than normal start to allow a little extra time to complete the ride also meant both riders and support staff were busy getting things finalised.
Ride Captain Julian called in the big hitters from his brother-in-law’s local group and the crew helped navigate the way for group 1 for the first 35km and once they peeled off the group got down to business, working flawlessly as a team to slowly but steadily tick the km’s over.
Morning tea at 65km signalled the ¼ way marker and we were welcomed with a delicious egg/bacon pie that Mary cooked from a recipe supplied by Kev whose skills seem to know no bounds (ask him about the time he met the Queen…)
Stage 5 from Jindabyne from Canberra was the coldest start of the ride so far. It saw the departure of James Faulkner from the ride, but we added three new faces- Andy B, Sal and James Stevens. The team enjoyed a great buffet breakfast before Group 1 rolled out with the temps hovering around 7 degrees, but as the riders rode through the countryside towards morning tea at Cooma the temperatures dropped as low as 4 degrees. This was also about the time the groups reached the first sprint and it certainly didn’t help with keeping the blood flowing to some cold and sore muscles.
The group 1 sprint was won by Travis, with the group 2 sprint won by Andy Ballass, but due to a great tactical ambush in the sprint zone by George and Willem that upset the lead out train Andy wasn’t able to launch a full assault on the 1500 watt charity challenge.
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