Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 17, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Resurrection man: Keagan Girdlestone’s remarkable recovery from a near-fatal crash; Norwegian federation alleges junior rider intentionally struck by police vehicle in Qatar; Thomas Dekker confirms ‘Luigi’ as his Puerto code name; Wiggins breaks media silence at Ghent Six Day; Allan Peiper believes Richie Porte can with the 2017 Tour; Dutch Giro start organisers report loss of 400,000 Euros; Segafredo extends sponsorship for two years; Norma Gimondi running for head of Italian Cycling Federation; ORICA-BikeExchange finalises roster; Mike Creed talks about plans for new team; 100th anniversary of record-breaking ride from Adelaide to Darwin celebrated; 1992 AIS road team documentary.

100th anniversary of record-breaking ride from Adelaide to Darwin celebrated

by CyclingTips

One hundred years ago today, 21-year-old Edward ‘Ryko’ Reichenbach, a photographer and cyclist, arrived at the old Darwin Post Office, having cycled 3,000km from the post office in Adelaide. His ride was record-breaking, completing the journey in only 28 days.

The Northern Territory Library, which is on the site of the old post office, where Ryko completed his journey, is marking the centenary of the occasion with an exhibition of some of the photographs Ryko took during his journey.

Though some of the photos were staged, such as one showing him riding his bike through a ‘gauntlet of spears,’ it is understood he had a good relationship with local indigenous people.

Of his nearly 3,000 photographs only a few hundred exist today.

His family is recreating the last leg of his ride, with granddaughter Michèle Adler, 68, riding from Tennant Creek to the Northern Territory Library.

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