I arrived at Stephanie's front door in Hervey Bay on Friday evening, just in time to pick her up and take her out for Valentines Day fish and chips dinner with ice-cream for desert. It was the perfect way to end my 5 hour drive from Brisbane.
We ran into some local Brisbane ladies at the fish shop. They were visiting the Fraser Coast for a weekend away with their tiny dog who was a perfect replica of our little Stella only dark haired. Stephanie was very emotional as she misses having cuddles with her fury babies through the week. We got chatting as we waited for our dinner to cook and I explained what I did with Tour de Cure. They knew all about us and have been following the tour over the last couple of years. Mainly because they love Mark Beretta… Who doesn’t? :)
Saturday morning was an early start for both of us. I had been given a stall at the local Pier park Markets by Ross (the market manager) so I could raise some funds and advertise Tour de Cure. We arrived at the markets around 6am to setup for a 7am start. It was a beautiful day and the market goers were up early to grab some bargains. As normal I sat on my bike and pedaled away whilst shaking my donation tin. A few of the local BUG members came by to see me and drop some money in my tin. It was great to see the positive reactions and support from the Hervey Bay community. People had heard through various avenues that I was going to be there, so they made sure to come and say hi.
Ross, had told the local paper that I was going to be there and asked if they would like to do a short story about what I am doing. I was greeted at my stall by the papers photographer, who grabbed a couple of snaps and took all me details. I didn’t realise how fast the turn-around would be for this story, But I received this article in my inbox this morning from Stephanie.
Thanks to the Fraser Coast Chronicle news paper for the publication.
There is also a local coffee shop that I would like to mention. The Little Blue Tandem Coffee Shop is located on the Urangan Pier road. They have been very interested in what I am doing with Tour de Cure and have been linking my website etc. to their own social media. If you are in Hervey bay, pop in and say hi. You can hire one of their awesome beach cruiser bikes or just enjoy a coffee by the beach. The view from their shop is amazing and very relaxing.
You can look them up here: Click here.
I wish them all the best with their future business plans. They have some great ideas and I look forward to watching their progress!
Good Morning Hervey Bay!
Sunday morning was windy! I met the BUG’s at the usual meeting point for their Sunday ride. I was on my single speed bike and the wind and hills weren’t very kind to me. A nice cruise of 55kms for the morning and a great coffee and catch-up on all the local gossip. It sounds like there are some good things happening in the area with policing rider/vehicle incidents on the Fraser Coast. There have been too many incidents lately and its good to see that something is being done about it. Lets hope it works and makes the roads safer for everyone.
Don’t forget to book your tickets for the Tour de Cure High Tea. Seats are limited for both sittings. You can find the details on the ‘EVENTS’ page in the menu at the top of this page.
Stay tuned for some exciting news about the support from Stellarossa Coffee shop on Eagle Street, Brisbane City. Chris (Owner) is helping me raise some money in the final weeks leading up to tour.