End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation.

End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation.

Postby Slacko » Fri May 06, 2011 9:05 pm

Hi Everyone

Amazingly, my bike ride across Australia - from Scarborough in Western Australia to Scarborough Queensland is almost at an end!!

Hard to believe I have biked just over 4200 kms and only have about 300 to go.

On Tuesday 10th May I will be biking from somewhere near Ipswich to Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

Not sure of the exact route at the moment but I will sure it up over the next 24 hours!!

I do know for the northern side I will pretty much go up Sandgate Road, then on the bike paths alongside the Hornibrook Highway and across the Ted Snout bridge. Then follow the waterfront around the Redcliffe Peninsula and "finish" at the Scarborough sign in Landsborough Road at 2:00 pm.

If anyone is interested in riding with me - please email me:- [email protected]

Also - my final competition closes on Saturday might - guess the kms I have travelled from Scarborough in Western Australia to the NSW / Queensland border at Goondiwindi!! Check out my website for details on how to enter -http://www.brendanoonan-onmybike.com
Cheers - Slacko
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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby Max » Sat May 07, 2011 6:44 am

Nice one, Slacko! I'd join you on Tuesday, but I'm flat out with work ATM. Congratulations on such an amazing accomplishment :D

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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby The Womble » Sat May 07, 2011 8:25 am

+1! A wonderful effort mate :D How much did you raise?
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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby Slacko » Sun May 08, 2011 7:20 pm

No probs Max - I'm sure we'll bike together one day soon - doesn't work bugger up good biking days!!!!

Thanks Womble - final total of monies raised won't be available for awhile yet - there are still things happening!!!!

Cheers - Brenda
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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby The Womble » Sun May 08, 2011 7:21 pm

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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby wookie661 » Sun May 08, 2011 7:24 pm

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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby notwal » Tue May 10, 2011 6:22 pm

Wow. That's an impressive effort. Well done.
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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby marinmomma » Tue May 10, 2011 6:24 pm

Well done on your acheivement...just saw you on the Ch 7 news!
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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby Slacko » Thu May 19, 2011 8:04 pm

Hi Everyone

My big adventure, cycling across Australia raising funds for the Heart Foundation has been completed!!

I now look at a map of Australia a whole lot differently!!

It was the fulfillment of a dream, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I have updated my website to reflect what actually happened, as I did have to make some alterations here and there for various reasons!!

Feel free to have a read - http://www.brendanoonan-onmybike.com

My fund-raising pages will remain open for another couple of months so that people can show their support by making a donation to the Heart Foundation.

After 7 weeks of solid cycling, I am now trying to get my running legs back!!!


Cheers - Slacko
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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby Baldy » Fri May 20, 2011 7:15 pm

Great effort for such a worthy cause. Well done, very inspiring.

Forget the running!! Grab a contract with Green Edge :wink: :lol:

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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby elantra » Tue May 24, 2011 10:48 am

Top Effort, that is one heck of an acheivement.

Interestingly your ride website was the first useful and informative site that came up when i was googling "Yelarbon" the other day, looking for general information about the place !

Quote - [Morning tea at Yelarbon was purchased from “Granny’s Pantry” in the War Memorial Hall where a yummy array of home-baking was available at “fair dinkum” country prices!]

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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby Slacko » Tue May 24, 2011 8:52 pm

That's amazing elantra - good old Yelarbon!!!!! mmmmmmm - those home cookies were nice!!!!! ;) ;)
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Re: End of my ride across Australia for the Heart Foundation

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:57 am

Good job there Slacko! 8)

In later years you'll look back on this and think, that was one really good thing that I did to try and make a difference to people with problems. I know that's how I view my ride for Cancer research back in 79/80 with another bloke. (Ipswich to Cairns) :)

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