Monday, June 11, 2007

Cycling against Cystic FIbrosis

I forwarded myself the link to this story about a week or so back, but haven't had the time or energy to do any blogging. So here's the story.
A bike around Australia
Another great adventurer cycling around Australia for a noble cause. A fella by the name of David Nelson has recently left Darwin on his journey around Australia riding a bike styled from a 19th century design. He is replicating an amazing journey apparently made between 1893 and 1905 when roads and services would have been scant and rather crude too. The purpose of his ride is to raise awareness and money for for the Cystic Fibrosis Australia.

More about Cystic Fibrosis.

David started out from Brooklyn, Sydney on the first of March and is currently on his way across the Kimberly, too bad I only found out about this trip a few days after he'd left Darwin. We will be headed to Broome in a couple of weeks so it may be possible that I'll see the guy on the road, but not likely.
Anyway I thought it would be good to give him a plug and to add a couple of links. I particularly like the fact that he is doing the trip using such old technology,right down to his panniers which look like they were hand sewn out of canvas and leather. You can follow his progress HERE

Donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis Australia.

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