Day 7 Wrap Up | Ride West 2018

  The Ridewest 2018 team made it to the finish line in Longreach, Queensland! After a huge 7 days, 1237kms and a ridiculous amount of perseverance we rolled across the Longreach border line. We started in Blackall, Queensland early this morning, powering on for over 70kms until our first break in Isisford, we even had a…

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Day 6 Wrap Up | Ride West 2018

Day 6 Another huge day  for day 6 with over 220kms peddled in the hot sun from Augathella to Blackall, Queensland. We started at the Ellengowen Hotel for breakfast aka ‘Smileys’. We were happy to learn that all of the leftover food from the crew gets donated to the men’s shed in Augathella. Our first stint…

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Day 4 & 5 Wrap Up | Ride West 2018

  Day 4 Day 4 brought with it some sore bodies after the enormous 220km effort from Chinchilla to Roma the previous day. Nothing but blue skies on Tuesday and a rest day with only 90kms traveled, from Roma to Mitchell, Queensland.The day started with one of our Ride West traditions, a barbecue breakfast supplied…

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Day 3 Wrap Up | Ride West 2018

  Day 3 What an exhilarating and exhausting day! We started in Chinchilla bright and early at 5am to begin the mammoth 220km day. As we are heading further west, there were many more ‘wazza’ landmines to dodge. Our first 60kms was a breeze, then we stopped in at Condamine for morning tea, lovingly prepared by our…

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The Weekend that Was | Ridewest 2018

  Day 1 The first two days of the RideWest Charity Cycle was off to a glorious start on Saturday the 21st of April. According to rider Don Chandler, it was a “magnificent morning leaving Amberley” air base with a full stomach from a barbecue breakfast provided by the ladies at Girls Got Heart. Geared up…

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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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Day 3 – Chinchilla to Roma:

      Following the first two hard days in the hills and then the headwinds, the third day of riding 200km from Chinchilla to Roma was always stacking up to be tough.  The Peloton departed from Chinchilla at 7.30am in brisk, sunny 8 degree temperatures.  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky.  Passing through cold seam…

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Day 2: Oakey to Chinchilla

The Peloton departed Oakey this morning at 7am for the 166km ride to Chinchilla, with punishing 30km headwinds confronting them all day.  The bunch did an amazing job of breaking through the mental challenges and physical pain barriers.  The first 70km on the open roads were bordered by cotton fields and proved to be tough….

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Day 1 Brisbane to Oakey -136km

With much anticipation of what was in store for the next 7 days and the 1237km ahead, the RideWest Peloton took off from the Amberley Air Base around 7.30am AEST.  There was a warm breeze flowing and thunderous rain threatening to wreak havoc, however the riders looked strong behind Captain Brendan Wright and well tuned…

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RideWest Melbourne Lunch a great success

The RideWest Melbourne Business and Fundraiisng Lunch, held on Wednesday 26th March at NAB’s ‘’The Hall’’, was a great success.  With a capacity crowd of 230 guests from across the Melbourne Business Community including banks, professional services firms and a range of entrepreneurial businesses, the lunch raised in excess of $15,000 for RideWest and the…

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The Back Story

M+K LawyersFounding sponsor  by Les Hancock The back storyIn 2009 I came across a really confronting statistic, that the suicide rate of remote outback Queensland graziers was 30 per cent higher than their counterparts here on the coast. Around that same time, I discovered the story of a Melbourne man who was riding from Melbourne…

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