When I tell people that I am going to ride a bicycle over 4000km across a continent, for more than 5 weeks, by myself, without a support team, carrying all my own riding, camping, cooking and personal equipment, the most common reaction I get is "are you crazy!?" It is clear that said people think I am, and although I can't confidently deny it, I quietly find myself thinking the same about them - how could you NOT want to do it!??
I am also taking this opportunity to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation, who is dedicated to brightening the lives of all seriously ill and hospitalised children and their families throughout Australia. They are an amazing organisation, who through fun, entertainment and laughter, give back some of the joy of childhood that a serious illness takes away.
With just over 7 weeks until my scheduled departure - 01 May 2010 - I am left with a mountain of tasks including organising all of my gear (I don't have a bike yet!!), and of course training hard to make sure I'm physically fit. Any support is hugely appreciated, whether it's in the form of an encouraging comment, sponsorship of some gear, or most importantly giving generously to Starlight through my event page:
For those of you who aren't joining me on the ride (which is everyone!), please come back here to keep up to date about preparations and join in on the adventure.