The day after – Longreach to home:

There were tired bodies and sore heads all around this morning as the RideWest team and crew re-grouped one last time over a magnificent breakfast hosted by NAB’s Longreach team. Spirits were still riding high as the group reflected on experiences from the past week and shared some laughs and banter. Last night’s final celebration […]

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Day 7 – Blackall to Longreach:

A heroic day.  The stuff of legends.  What a team! Watching this very special bunch arrive into Longreach around 5pm after 7 tough days and 1237 very long km’s was just sensational.  They arrived to huge applause from the locals, shared hugs all round and couldn’t get into those cold, icy beers fast enough. When […]

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Day 6 – Augathella to Blackall:

          Another great night was shared by the group at the Augathella Bowls Club where the opportunity for a 10-pin lawn bowling competition run by jovial local, Trevor, created a lot of fun and brought out the competitive spirit.  The guys were all gunning to beat lead man Simon Southwell who knocked […]

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Day 5 – Mitchell to Augathella:

       An early start today with 180km ride from Mitchell to Augathella. However, before getting into the day’s round-up, it would be remiss to not talk about the fantastic experience at the Old Courthouse Hotel in Mitchell last night. Absolutely personifying outback Australia, this pub has all the character (and characters!) that you only get […]

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Day 4 – Roma to Mitchell

  After a very well deserved sleep-in, the Peloton departed Roma this morning for Mitchell at 8.30am in brilliant sunshine.  Officially the “hump day” with only a ”short” 88km ride, the bunch welcomed the perfect conditions and the oh so slight breeze.    The shorter, more gentle ride and awesome conditions allowed some of the […]

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