Modelling the gear before leaving the UK.
The packing begins…
All boxed up and ready to go!
Brisbane, on arrival in Australia.
Loading the precious cargo on arrival in Brisbane. Nice wheels, mate.
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
Live radio with Lucy Jones, President of Neuroblastoma Australia, before Stage 1.
Bike onboard ahead of Stage 1
The start of Stage 1 in Brisbane
At the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital before the start of Stage 1 in Brisbane.
Outside Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital before Stage 1.
Dirt! Stage 1.
Feck: dirt!!!
The pub at Mount Alford (which we spotted on a recce ahead of Stage 1).
Spicers Gap on Stage 2. A road bike? Here?
Pit stop near Warwick Airport on Stage 2, before the heavens opened.
Drying the kit: Stage 2
The first border crossing: Queensland into New South Wales, on Stage 3.
Dubbo 500… And to think that when we finally got there, we went via Narromine instead!
The bike sleeps tonight.
Make believe washing line at the Sports Club in North Star at the end of Stage 3.
Proper red dirt!
A classic R2C view: long, straight and uphill…
North Star, the end of Stage 3, and the first of the 100 mile days.
When all else fails: Duct Tape to the rescue! The track pump gave up on Stage 5.
On the road repair job…
Radio pitstop on Stage 6 to Touraweenah.
Dust storm! Stage 8. Check the road train in the far distance…
Me n Elvis. Parkes on Stage 8.
Playing a straight breadstick to a full pitched smoke alarm in Wagga.
Good old Aussie river crossing
Get Inspired! Stopover in Wagga after Stage 9.
The Wagga Velodrome at the end of our two day stopover between stages 9 and 10.
Gotta hand it to him: Glenn McGrath in Narromine, NSW
Stage 10 stopover.
It’s jumping in Jerilderie!
The crash site as I saw in on approach at the start of stage 11.
That kerb viewed from the tarmac side…
Right enough: that’s a big kerb. Bang!
Woohoo! Only 311kms to go!!! From Stage 13.
Stage 13 lunch stop in Jabuk.
The quarantine bin at the Victoria/South Australia border. Wanna bike?
Crossing the Murray Bridge at the start of Stage 15: the final stage.
Job done! outside Seymour College in Adelaide.
When you realise that you just made a difference. The finish at Seymour College, Adelaide.
Journey’s end at the official welcome at Seymour College.
The Anna Meares Velodrome, Adelaide: you can bank on it…
Love this image on the wall at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Adelaide.
Celebration beers once it was all over.
Beer with my minder in chief
Time to go home…
Cake man and the feral dog: from Stage 9
“On Your Bike” magazine. Souvenir edition.

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