Mount Gambier to Melbourne Finished!


At times it was a tough, hot slog but four cyclists completed the demanding ride from Mount Gambier to Melbourne on the longweekend. Well done to Peter and Shane Headlam, and Barb Toma who made the 465km trek with Michael to the ‘big smoke’. They enjoyed the company of many others for parts of the journey: Donald, Kerry, Duncan, Stephen, Will and Matt [from Camperdown Cycling Club], Billy, Michael, and Paul.

It was great to have Elly and Kerry as reliable support drivers too. We certainly needed all the drinks they were ferrying as temperatures were in the mid-30’s by the afternoons. Thanks to our overnight hosts: Tony and Lynnette at Warrnambool, and Monica and Ken at Inverleigh.

The ‘Cycling Across Borders’ Team certainly appreciate the support from media, and businesses en route that promote our ride and its charitable cause – Médecins Sans Frontières. We are always mindful there are a multitude of people in the world who ‘do it tougher’ than us, and require our support. Learn about the work of MSF at and donate to ‘cyclingacrossborders’ at

Rest Stop

Taking the freeway from Geelong to Werribee

Taking the freeway from Geelong to Werribee

Lunch in Werribee

Le French visitor

Bike path from Werribee

Getting into Melbourne

Destination Southern Cross Station


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