Final Prep & Day 0

On Sunday, Cory and I participated in Kangaroo Point Cycling Club’s
annual Century ride. This was our last ride before Tour commences on
Wednesday. It was a nice flat 108km ride from Southbank out to
Redcliffe, then back to the cliffs at Kangaroo Point. It was nice to
spin the legs a bit on an easy pace ride before tour and get to meet
some more of the KP members. This ride also saw us take an unplanned

I’m pretty sure the stairs weren’t on the original route. At the end
of the ride we enjoyed a BBQ at the Kangaroo Point cliffs before heading off to give
our bikes a good wash down in preparation for tour. With this being
the State of Origin Country Tour, Cory and I decided that we could not
ride our bikes with the blue paint job they came with. After a
few hours of work our bikes were much more suitable for tour.

Today we travelled down to Tweed Heads for a team briefing and our
first tour dinner. It was nice to catch up with some of the great TdC
family and also meet some of those who are new to tour or that I have
not previously met. We had a great meal and heard stories from some of
our team. We have some truly amazing people with us on tour and I look
forward to getting to know them better throughout tour. I also had the
exciting news that I had reached my fundraising goal for tour. Yay!

I’m excited but slightly nervous now that tour is so close. Another
great TdC adventure has begun. With water bottles filled, lights
charged and kit laid out ready for the morning, it is now time to get
to bed for a good night of rest before we set off on this incredible
journey in the morning.