Tomorrow (the 20th of May), I start my bicycle ride, from Sydney to Melbourne, in support of the Cure for MND Foundation. Roughly 1250km of fantastic cycling, for a charity that means a lot to me. The aim is to raise AUD$2000 (and hopefully a lot more!). MND (Motor Neurone Disease, or ALS), has no cure. Once diagnosed, life span is usually no more than 5 years. It is generally a death sentence.
I plan to give myself three weeks to cover the distance. This includes about 6 to 7 rest days. I’ve put together a little route, which is below, and I’ve also included a (planned) itinerary.
|Date||Stage||Route||Stage distance||Cumulative distance|
|20/05/2017||1||Sydney Olympic Park - Picton||81||81|
|21/05/2017||2||Picton - Bowral||46||127|
|22/05/2017||3||Bowral - Goulburn||90||217|
|23/05/2017||4||Goulburn - Yass||87||304|
|24/05/2017||5||Yass - Cootamundra||105||409|
|26/05/2017||6||Cootamundra - Junee||53||462|
|27/05/2017||7||Junee - Wagga Wagga||48||500|
|28/05/2017||8||Wagga Wagga - Culcairn||77||577|
|29/05/2017||9||Culcairn - Albury||50||627|
|30/05/2017||10||Albury - Corowa||58||685|
|3/06/2017||11||Corowa - Benalla||85||770|
|4/06/2017||12||Benalla - Shepparton||59||829|
|5/06/2017||13||Shepparton - Bendigo||123||952|
|6/06/2016||14||Bendigo - Ballarat||115||1067|
|7/06/2017||15||Ballarat - Geelong||96||1163|
|10/06/2017||16||Geelong - MCG||84||1247|
I plan to arrive, at the MCG, on the afternoon of the 10th of June, two days before, Big Freeze 3 – the big Cure for MND Foundation fundraiser.
I will be posting regular updates to Twitter, Instagram, and my Facebook page, and the links can be found at the top right of this page. I would really appreciate it if you could all throw in a bit of money, on the above donation page. Let’s all band together and help fight this beast, and one day hopefully it will be given a knock-out punch!