Cycle Against the Beast – just over half a day to go!

by Stephen

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.

[Click here to donate at the fundraising page]

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.

DateStageRouteStage distanceCumulative distance
20/05/20171Sydney Olympic Park - Picton8181
21/05/20172Picton - Bowral46127
22/05/20173Bowral - Goulburn90217
23/05/20174Goulburn - Yass87304
24/05/20175Yass - Cootamundra105409
25/05/2017Rest DayCootamundra--409
26/05/20176Cootamundra - Junee53462
27/05/20177Junee - Wagga Wagga48500
28/05/20178Wagga Wagga - Culcairn77577
29/05/20179Culcairn - Albury50627
30/05/201710Albury - Corowa58685
31/05/2017Rest DayCorowa--685
1/06/2017Rest DayCorowa--685
2/06/2017Rest DayCorowa--685
3/06/201711Corowa - Benalla85770
4/06/201712Benalla - Shepparton59829
5/06/201713Shepparton - Bendigo123952
6/06/201614Bendigo - Ballarat1151067
7/06/201715Ballarat - Geelong961163
8/06/2017Rest DayGeelong--1163
9/06/2017Rest DayGeelong--1163
10/06/201716Geelong - MCG841247

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!

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