Riding to Cape York
So… The plan was to ride a bike, a push bike, from Melbourne up to the top of Cape York. Fundraising for Autism. Firstly heading down to Wilsons Promontory, the southern most point of Australia’s mainland and then up to the northern most point. Cape York Peninsula. Travelling unsupported, carrying all my own gear. Oh and to make things a little more challenging I was going to be heading up through Cape York in the middle of the wet season.
The journey was meant to cover around 5000Kms and take around 3 months. The departure date was a late start on the 7th of December. The renovations on the house are kind of done. Yes, time for a change, moving out and taking off on a pushy.
I wasn’t doing this without a purpose, I was trying to raise some much needed funding for Amaze (Autism Victoria) and hopefully raise lots of awareness of what Autism is and how it effects people and families.
Unfortunately life got in the way and I had to return to Melbourne after only traveling 1300Kms. Stopping just outside of Sydney and taking a train back. Unexpected changes meant I had to make the difficult decision to end the trip. A lot of people have asked me if I’m going to continue and the short answer is “No”. This journey has come to a close. There is still a longing to take off on another adventure, where this might be I haven’t decided yet. For the time being I will be grounded in Melbourne, as I have taken on the challenge of building a house. A place to call home.
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