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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Team Expenses Mounting



Look, we have an image. This car magnet is temporarily put on my car but will find its home on Eric and Marilyn's car as that will be the official Support Vehicle - or as my phone spell check keeps on insisting Sorry Vehicle (!). It will look fetching with our matching new team T-shirts!

We now also have a  Spot 3Gen device and will need to activate that shortly and test-ride it. It is an emergency device that will show our location on our website but also allow us to send emergency distress calls. It is satellite based, not phone coverage dependent! It does cost over $200 to operate, another important team expense.

Andrew from Global Technology is lending us a professional GPS handheld navigator and is programming all the POIs and routes into it, so we can be assured to find every powerpoint hidden behind any saltbush and not get lost. In Asia, cycling from Hanoi to Singapore this expensive toy was invaluable, and from Paris to Istanbul we could not have done without one either!

If you like to sponsor the team in return for some good media/publicity, just make a team donation or donate to CF please do so. We have ample expenses to go, currently have spend over $2k already and we haven't left the state yet! Once we are on the road we expect to raise $20k for CF, but right now we need to get our act together and need your help :)

A Super Thank you to ProElectric for Sponsoring us with three electric bikes!



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Please spread the word

Do you know of anyone who would like to support the team??? Here is your chance:

Friday, January 16, 2015

Support the team, help us keep up with Wally!

https://chuffed.org/project/coughing4cf/



Would you like to help support us with the expense of our support vehicle? Fuel or ferry across the Tasman? Support the team with a group meal or just like to have your logo on the vehicle? Lots of options. Check out our Chuffed Project: www.chuffed.org/project/coughing4cf



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Support Vehicle!!

Tadaah, here she is:



This is the vehicle and caravan grateful provided by Eric and Marilyn for us to use on the entire adventure! The bicycle riders can comfortably sleep in this van and we can cook inside it if we need to. Ample space too!

For the hike/Bibbulmun part in WA we may need to find volunteers to drive the support vehicle up from one access point to the next... If you think you can help and live in that direction.... do get in touch: support@coughing4cf.com !

Welcoming Leonie to the ride!



Leonie is joining us for the ride across the Nullarbor! She thought about it for a while and figured she couldn't do it, but now she has come round and so far committed to coming from Devonport to Adelaide! Welcome aboard :)

To date the full-time team of cyclists (who will take turns driving the support vehicle when they fall over) consists of all Tasmanian Hash House Harriers: TripleTop (Jo) and Swordy (Marilyn) and GoneAgain (me). Then we have Thrust (Cindy) and  Eweturn (Leonie) going from Devonport to Adelaide and Karina from Adelaide to Albany. We still need one rider to join us for the entire way.

We are still looking for a major sponsor to help us pay for Team Expenses, ranging from the Spirit of Tasmania to get the support vehicle shipped from Devonport to Melbourne and back and to help pay for some other team expenses. In return we will provide some national press coverage, and will carry the sponsor's message across Australia. The sponsors will also be featuring on a book and the blog of course :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cyclists so far!

Plans are shaping up nicely!
We have the following riders:

Jo (pictured on the left below), Hash House Harrier from Devonport Hash will be coming along for the entire bicycle ride, and fellow Devonport Hasher Cindy (right) for some of the ride. Cindy has joined me on various other Cystic Fibrosis Fundraisers (Vietnam to Singapore, Paris to Istanbul, Sydney to Melbourne, Mount Kinabalu,...)


Marilyn (pictured below), Hash House Harrier from Burnie Hash was the first person to commit to the entire adventure, both ride and hike. Marilyn is hoping to bring her main-man along for some sections but has volunteered their vehicle and caravan to be our support vehicle!


Karina from Adelaide (pictured below standing next to me) is a veteran adventurer herself, having joined me on  the El Camino in Spain, and cycled with us from Vietnam to Singapore. She is not 100% committed yet, but we are all confident she will come.


If you are interested in coming along and help ride and drive with us, or interested in helping out or walking along the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia email: info@coughing4cf.com. We plan to start the ride 8 March 2015 and arrive around Easter in Albany, WA.  The hike along the Bibbulmun Track will start after a few good rest days in Albany, and will go from mid April to early June 2015. 

www.proelectricbikes.com.au has kindly come on board again to supply us with the popular Aseako Electric Bicycles. Proelectricbikes have sponsored me in the past with Zoco Rossa Electric Bikes for the 5000km+ ride from Hanoi to Singapore in the past. We have great faith in these bicycles and hope to make the distance across the Nullarbor to spread inspiration and awareness about Cystic Fibrosis and the importance of becoming an Organ Donor.


WE ARE URGENTLY LOOKING FOR A FEATURE SPONSOR WHO WOULD LIKE TO HELP US WITH TEAM EXPENSES ALONG THE WAY!

Contact support@coughing4cf.com if you think you can help!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friends of the Bibbulmun Track


Excellent start to a new adventure! Ree and I became an official Bibbulmun Family!
Events are posted on Facebook, if you like to keep posted with the organisation of either the Ride or the Hike click JOIN: https://www.facebook.com/Coughing4Cf/events.

Also, negotiations with possible sponsors are taking shape for the Ride and Hike for Cystic Fibrosis. Dates and itineraries are set (in mud).

Hardest for me will be leaving Lily behind and find a place for her for a couple of months while Ree comes over to Western Australia.

The previous adventure!

Register with the Organ Donor Register