Archive for May 8th, 2019

Red Shield Ride Day 10 Warragul to Melbourne

Day 10 started wet, cold and windy although we were all keen to finish what we started. How many people do you know that have ridden from Sydney to Melbourne? I now know 24 of them! My stats for the day were 110k with 518m of climbing. This would normally sound easy but not so easy when riding into the cold rain and a solid head wind. Total stats for the 10 days was 1,436k, 15,821m of climbing and total ride time of 55 hours 47 minutes. Big thanks to all the fellow riders and all the support team who helped get me around.

The day started with breakfast at a local cafe and we were meant to go to a local park to launch the local Red Shield Appeal but due to the weather this was done at the cafe. We then made our final departure for Melbourne, along the way we detoured fire Packenham Salvos for a coffee and warm place for a few minutes and then lunch at Mordialloc in a local cafe, again our outdoor lunch was cancelled due to the weather conditions. We left Mordialloc for the MCG and despite still being cold and windy the rain had finally stopped. We all arrived at the MCG happy to finish our ride from Sydney to Melbourne. Hard to believe that it is over but glad to say I have done it.

As a group we have raised over $220k for The Red Shield Appeal but I am sure we can get more so please keep donating to my fundraising. Tonight we have a celebration dinner and tomorrow morning we go to the National launch of The Red Shield Appeal. Thanks all for you support it has been a great experience and please remember to give generously.

Some may think we have done it tough for the last 10 days, yes it was tough and challenging but we enjoyed the challenge and this is what we signed up for. We were fed (over fed?) multiple times a day, given hot and cold drinks, had a warm safe bed to sleep in and clean clothes. Many Australians are genuinely doing it tough and battling to survive. This is not something that they signed up for so please remember them. The Salvos try to help and look after these peoples needs and the only way they can do this is through the support and generosity of Australians so they need your Donation, not someone else’s but YOUR donation.



“If you are comfortable with your training regime then you should be concerned. You can only make the big gains by being out of your comfort zone.”
- Me

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