With a tight schedule ahead of us for the final day and a deadline to arrive at Darling Harbour in Sydney for lunch, our start for the day was 4:30am! Even though it was a very early start time, the team was ready to get home. It has been a massive trip to this point and there are many tired and sore bodies that are very much looking forward to seeing their loved ones in Sydney.
A big shout-out to my team, Team Bisley, for the work they put in while on tour!
An amazing group of people and I thoroughly enjoined our ten days together.
I got to spend 10 days on the bike with my little brother Zac. We had our ups and downs, but we made it. Im so proud of the hard work Zac had put into his training to get him to were he is today. It definitely wasnt the easiest tour to ride in and he has done an awesome job!
Todays route was going to be a short one, but not without its challenges. We had to make sure we got to Ettalong in time to catch the ferry. James Tobin was doing his sunrise crosses from the ferry, so there was plenty of on-board entertainment for us to be part of.
As we got closer and closer to the heart of Sydney, the car horns and random cheers were more and more. We were so close now and I know I was running on pure emotion and adrenaline to get through the last of the hills.
As we rolled up to the finish line, all the pain had left my body. The last ten days of fatigue and tiredness had all but gone and I couldnt wait to see those familiar faces waiting to greet me. The riverside was filled with people and we rolled into an enormous welcome home!
Words cant really explain how I felt when I got to see and hold my family after 10 days away. It was a tough year for me to be away from them and I know it works both ways.
I cant thank Stephanie enough for the support she gives me for the time my Tour de Cure activities take up. She is amazing!!!
Tour de Cure had a goal of $2.5 million to be raised for this years signature tour and we smashed it with raising $2.8 million!!! What an awesome effort from all involved! That takes us to over $25 million raised in ten years! The founders have setup something very special and worthwhile and I feel so honored to be a part of it. I know that Tour de Cure are making a difference in finding a cure for cancer and I cant see any reason to stop supporting them in this fight. This year we spoke to over 6,500 children about being fit, healthy and happy. This is a major part of our tours and something that is really making a difference for the future.
Well done Tour de Cure!
Finally to all my supporters from all over. I couldnt ride and raise money without you. I have made some great relationships with businesses and individuals over the years and I am so happy and appreciative of their continuing support. I cant thank you all enough for the energy and drive that you fuel me with to keep pushing and supporting Tour de Cure in their mission to cure cancer.
I cant believe signature tour is over for another year. It seems like it takes forever to turn up, but then I blink and its over.
I look forward to seeing you all very soon and catching up for a drink or a casual ride!