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Leg wax for a cause to raise $2,000. Be part of the pain.

Oct / 23 / 2018

Yesterday at work I sent out an email to see if I could gather support for another crazy fundraising idea. This time it was waxing my legs. I have never…READ MORE

Beginning

Feb / 08 / 2019

Where: 30,000 feet Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. Matsuo Basho As I flew over Athens I stared out the window, mentally counting the hours…READ MORE

Ride 4 Charity – London to Athens (route) www.25000spins.com

Feb / 09 / 2019

London to Athens. Over 4,000 km View Larger Map The Route from London to Athens Stage 1 London to Paris 22nd July – 26th July Joined by 20 other cyclists…READ MORE

10 Year old rides the Great Ocean rd

Feb / 09 / 2019

Williamstown’s Xander Schmitz is the youngest cyclist in next month’s three-day 25000spins Great Ocean Road Challenge, riding from Geelong to Warrnambool to raise money for children living in poverty. Xander,…READ MORE

The End of an Adventure

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: London   Since the end of the adventure I have had a mixture of emotions. Being alone for so long confirmed my belief that there is much more to…READ MORE

Yeeeehar 🙂 – Day 65

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Akropolis Athens Distance: 3,750 km A video of me getting excited before the arrival into Athens. Abit stupid but hay. 🙂 You will just have to imagine the arrival…READ MORE

So close I can taste it – Day 64

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: 100 km from Athens Distance: 3,650 km The last few hours have been surreal. As the suns soft rays slowly fade over the blue ocean. In the distance I…READ MORE

Chilling – Day 60

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Yacht (Paleros) Greece Distance: 3,500 km Two days ago I was cycling along the road singing to myself when two other cyclists rode up next to me and startled…READ MORE

Corfu – Day 58

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Corfu Greece Distance: 3,300 km Sorry about the video not sure why I said I am on the island of Crete :). I am on the island of Corfu.…READ MORE

Roads designed to break you – Day 55

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Serenda Albania Distance: 3,150 km Sometimes the difference between breaking and making it is a simple as a light breeze on your face. The mountains passes I have had…READ MORE

Albania- Day 52

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Vlore Albania Distance: 2,850 km Albania is a crazy place. I have only cycled about 30 km and I have already been high fived twice. I have been cheered…READ MORE

Short but sweet – Day 49

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Montenegro border Distance: 2,650 km The coast of Montenegro is like an enchanting picture book. On this journey so often I found that pictures and videos just don’t capture…READ MORE

A wedding, fish, figs, grapes and oil – Day 46

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Dubrovnik Distance: 2,300 km After a week relaxing on the Island of Korcula with my Aunties family I feel refreshed and certainly a lot fatter than I arrived. Most…READ MORE

Recovering – Day 35

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Croatian Coast Sailing Distance: 2,100 km For the next 8 days I have joined a sailing boat which is hoping from island to island. I am travelling from Split…READ MORE

Accident – Day 32

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Rijeka Distance: 2,100 km It was a 11.15 and I had been on the road since 8.30. The steep rugged hills of Croatia were already taking their toll. The…READ MORE

Croatia – Day 30

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Pula to Cres Distance 1,900 km The first day cycling on my own started off early. I headed into the town centre of Pula to check out the Roman…READ MORE

The last day as a team – Day 28

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Venice Distance: 1,850 km On the last day Trent and I each wore the 25000spins jersey. It was a great feeling of achievement to know that Trent and I…READ MORE

Flying high – Day 26

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Trento Distance: 1,700km       After the exertion of the last few days it was such a relief to take a well earned rest in the Italian town…READ MORE

Albula pass & St Moritz – Day 20

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: St MoritzDistance: 1,600 km After a lovely cycle past sparkling lakes we arrived in Chur. That night we stayed at Trent€™s relatives place. They live high in the mountains…READ MORE

Luzern & more – Day 17

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: LuzernDistance: 1,320 km   Luzern is a beautiful city nestled between mountains, with a lovely lake lapping on its shores. About seven years earlier I had visited the town…READ MORE

Rest Day – Day 16

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Luzern Distance: 1,320 km   A video of part of our trip to Luzern from Interlaken.    READ MORE

More Mountains – Day 14

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Interlaken SwitzerlandDistance: 1,210 km   The first 20 km out of Genève was an architect€™s delight with each mansion competing with the next for more grand entrance ways and…READ MORE

Alps – Day 12

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: GeneveDistance: 985 km    We made an early start on the day. This would be our hardest day yet, the climb to the top of the Col de la…READ MORE

Mountain Pass – Day 11

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: St ClaudeDistance: 910 km Today the sun beat relentlessly down on us as we slowly climbed our way over mountain after mountain. Just when we seemed to have beaten…READ MORE

Wine Region – Day 9

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Beaune (Wine Capital)Distance: 770 km Trent and I could hardly wipe the grins off our faces this day. Stunning cycling through French vineyards and ancient towns taking photos of…READ MORE

Paris to Dijon – Day 8

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Dijon France Distance: 725 km   Paris to Dijon As we slipped onto the rain soaked streets of Paris Monday early afternoon there was a very different feeling then…READ MORE

London to Paris – Day 6

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: Paris France Distance: 320 Km   The night before I headed off from Trafalgar square was hard to sleep. Last minute things racing around in my head kept me up…READ MORE

Beginning

Feb / 19 / 2019

Where: 30,000 feet   Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. Matsuo Basho         As I flew over Athens I stared out the window, mentally…READ MORE

Ride 4 Charity – London to Athens (route) www.25000spins.com

Feb / 19 / 2019

 London to Athens. Over 4,000 km View Larger Map The Route from London to Athens Stage 1 London to Paris 22nd July – 26th July Joined by 20 other cyclists…READ MORE

10 Year old rides the Great Ocean rd

Feb / 19 / 2019

Williamstown€™s Xander Schmitz is the youngest cyclist in next month€™s three-day 25000spins Great Ocean Road Challenge, riding from Geelong to Warrnambool to raise money for children living in poverty. Xander,…READ MORE

Cycling to Paris – Day 2

Feb / 19 / 2019

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Switzerland Day 4 – St Moritz

Feb / 19 / 2019

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Our world is seriously Crazy!!!

Feb / 19 / 2019

Have a look at how the world spends money. It definitely reflects certain priorities. What about us personally? How does our spending compare? (Source: The state of human development, United…READ MORE

A cyclists view of the Great Ocean Rd

Feb / 19 / 2019

It is with a mixed measure of relief and sadness that I report the completion of the Great Ocean Road charity ride for 2012. In total we rode almost 300kms,…READ MORE

Rodney Olsen

Feb / 19 / 2019

Over the past couple of months I€™ve been looking back at my visit to Haiti and Dominican Republic with Compassion Australia in April 2008. That visit is the main reason…READ MORE

A tale of a cyclists who missed the Swiss trip but did it on his own anyway.

Feb / 19 / 2019

I just had to share the below email from a friend of mine who was set to do the Swiss trip but missed out due to border control people. His…READ MORE

Switzerland – Wow

Feb / 19 / 2019

Switzerland is one of those places that photos fail to capture. The dramatic scenery is awesome.       Day 4 is not for the faint hearted. Mountain biking in…READ MORE

Paris. Yeeeharr

Feb / 19 / 2019

The final day begins with perhaps abit more stiffness but alot more excitement then the first day. Paris is less than 110 km away.     4 days and approx…READ MORE

London

Feb / 19 / 2019

I arrived into London Friday afternoon after an excellent flight from Australia. I was super fortunate to have four seats to myself. Yesterday I took the bike I will ride…READ MORE

25000spins in the news

Feb / 19 / 2019

A video about the Great Ocean rd trip. Over $40,000 raised for ADRA, Compassion and the Botswana Orphan project. To be part of next years trip sign up at  …READ MORE

25000spins helping with London Get Active campaign

Feb / 19 / 2019

In Hyde park London helping out with the Get Active campaign.READ MORE

How ADRA will use the money raised from the Great Ocean rd Cycle

Feb / 19 / 2019

These funds will go towards a new pilot project. This project works with albino children and their families in Tanzania, addressing issues to do with household income and further reducing…READ MORE

Money raised from Great Ocean rd Ride How will it help?

Feb / 19 / 2019

The money raised for the Botswana Orphan project will go to build a classroom for the orphanage in Thamaga. See the plans for the classroom.. The money will also help…READ MORE

Day 3 Great Ocean Rd

Feb / 19 / 2019

A sweet feeling to ride into Warrnambool.READ MORE

Day 2 Great Ocean Rd

Feb / 19 / 2019

We started in Apollo bay which is where we spent the night. What an amazing day. We had it all. Hills, flats, amazing downhills. If I had to pick a…READ MORE

Day 1 Great Ocean rd

Feb / 19 / 2019

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.…READ MORE

The cyclists go crazy

Feb / 19 / 2019

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…READ MORE

Final training ride – Ride Info.

Feb / 19 / 2019

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What happens when you give?

Feb / 19 / 2019

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Final group training ride

Feb / 19 / 2019

The final group training ride this weekend before we meet again as a group in Melbourne to begin our ride along the Great Ocean rd. The Brisbane river loop is…READ MORE

Positive attitude

Feb / 19 / 2019

A healthy attitude is the key to achieving anything beyond your capabilities. A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it…READ MORE

What its all about..

Feb / 19 / 2019

The money raised for ADRA on the 25000spins London to Paris trip 2010 has gone to the following very worthwhile project and cause. A tenner (£10) will feed a hungry…READ MORE

More Videos of the Trip 2010

Feb / 19 / 2019

Running in a field of Wheat… Riding to Paris…..READ MORE

Trip Film

Feb / 19 / 2019

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Are we there yet….

Feb / 19 / 2019

After 4 days and 2 countries we arrived into Paris. The 2010 trip has been an excellent success. With over £28,000 raised so far and counting.          …READ MORE

The cycle begins….

Feb / 19 / 2019

 This time tomorrow we will have begun our journey to Paris. I am nervous but excited. A few quotes to focus €œFocus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is…READ MORE

About to fly out

Feb / 19 / 2019

Only a few hours now before I will fly out to London then just a few more days and ill be meeting all the excited cyclists to begin an adventure to…READ MORE

Leg wax for a cause to raise $2,000. Be part of the pain.

Feb / 19 / 2019

Yesterday at work I sent out an email to see if I could gather support for another crazy fundraising idea. This time it was waxing my legs. I have never…READ MORE

ADRA Making a difference with 25000spins

Feb / 19 / 2019

Hi fellow cyclists.  This is an update from ADRA on the project overall: All three schools identified as options for €˜SAFE€™ schools have no had protective fencing installed and support…READ MORE

Great Ocean rd 2014

Feb / 19 / 2019

Time flies along. Less than two weeks to go before we set out on the Great Ocean rd 2014. $113k raised so far. With the aim of $200k I am…READ MORE

Over $198,000 raised on the Great Ocean rd 2014

Feb / 19 / 2019

Another year and another amazing Great Ocean rd trip. Over $198,000 has been raised for ADRA, Compassion, Botswana Orphan project and the Fred Hollows foundation. We had such fantastic feedback…READ MORE