Wow! What a roller coaster 2014 has been for me. Work has been a bit slow lately, but in turn it has allowed me to be a bit more involved with Tour de Cure.
So, I'm in Ballarat and its the night before we start the Victorian Country Tour. A four day tour that will see us travel to Bendigo over a 568km route. Ballarat to Avoca to Dunkfield to Stawell to Bendigo.
Photo above: Myself, Jodi & Paul. Ready to fly to Melbourne to start spreading some awareness!
I have taken on a very different role this time round. I left me bike in Brisbane and am lending a hand as part of the TdC support crew. Its going to be a challenge to watch the riders kit up and ride out each morning, but it will still be a great adventure and I cant wait to get started!
I have been given the role of the lead car driver and will be helping to make sure the peloton are safe on the road and get to out destinations smoothly.
Photo below: Jodi is just doing the final touch-up to my Lexus for the next 4 days!
Going on tour, really means a lot to me. Every tour, I have new reasons to continue helping TdC achieve their goals and this tour is no different.
About a month ago I lost my uncle to cancer.
My 2014 Victorian Country Tour is Dedicated to Uncle Gordon.
Although I didnt get to spend a lot of time with Gordon through his life, the memories I have of him will always be with me. The stories he told and the way he could make you laugh with such ease will never be forgotten. He will be sorely missed by so many people.
These are the reasons we ride, support and raise money to find a cure for cancer.
Its 11pm and its time to get some sleep before a 6am start in the morning.
Please help by sharing my journey.
Talk to you tomorrow. Nighty night.