The cyclists have blown my own expectations on fundraising out of the water.
The target this year was to raise $28,000 which I felt was a fairly difficult but an achievable goal. However as a team we have raised over $38,000. Wow.
This is also at a time when Australians have been hit by natural disasters. Makes you feel proud to be Australian.
Day 1 began at an hour you shouldn't be awake. Feeling a tad chilly we headed out from Geelong at just after 6am. The sun still hadn't greeted the day.
The day couldn't have been more perfect. Racing past Bells beach we made our way along the Great Ocean rd. The sun was fully up now and sparkled off the ocean. We snaked our way along the stunning coast each turn bringing us to another magical bay or stunning hills and cliffs.
Our first long drink and refuel stop was at Lorne. A town you could happily spend a few days in.
Not long after leaving Lorne the wind picked up. See the below route map and Stats. A better update will follow when I am back home.