(Originally posted Saturday 03 February, 2007)
Gidday, Goededag, Bonjour, Gutemorgen, Buongiorno! Welcome to our blog.
As you may have noticed, we are cycling across some borders in Australia and Europe.
The goal is to raise awareness and money for Medecins Sans Frontieres; a non-profit, medical-aid organisation that does many deeds we want to help with.
We also plan on having a great time.
Our trip begins late April in Holland, we will push through 2000km of sights to reach Rome by the end of June. On the way we will visit Australia’s World War One Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux on ANZAC Day, climb the punishing St Gothard Pass into Switzerland and dodge the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The trip is a dream come true for the both of us.
For dad, the chance to visit some of the places he always wanted to travel on Hillaire Belloc’s ‘Path to Rome’ – a book he read almost 30 years ago. For me, first time overseas, an opportunity to learn and experience a different part of the world.
The trip starts with a 500km fundraising ride from Mount Gambier South Australia to Melbourne Victoria in March, so stay tuned for updates, reports and extra info on how to support MSF Australia.