Ayllie recently completed the Tour of Bright with an impressive 15th placing in the GC for C grade women out of an overall competitor list of 550 entrants.
Have just come back from Victoria after competing in the Tour of Bright. There were 29 women entered in C Grade but only 24 finished Stage 1, and by the end of Stage 3 up Mt Hotham only 22 finished. I came 15th in the GC so was happy with my first attempt at the TOB. My Time Trial in Stage 2 was my weakest so will have to work big time on that. Also, racing with other women was such a different experience to racing with men. It was a fantastic experience and a real challenge. I recommend it to all other club members to have a go. Apparently it is the biggest race in Australia with 550 riders competing. Luckily the weather was good too and not what they will get this weekend. All in all a great time and I hope to do it again next year and rise up the GC now I know what it’s all about.