Day One of the 33-26 ride for Charity: Water is in the books.
We assembled at Bondi Beach at 6am under ominous skies but full of enthusiasm to get the ride underway. Family and friends said their goodbyes and before we knew it we were charging through the city and heading north on your 1,300km journey to Noosa.
Riding through the city and over the famous Sydney Harbor bridge it wasn’t long till the heavens opened up and the rain started to pour. Being Boxing day the roads were quiet and we soon left the city streets behind for Kuring-gai Chase National park and the climbs of Bobin Head. The next few hours had some tough climbs and the group was happy to see the sun finally come out as we hit the Central Coast. After lunch the roads started to flatten out but not before Bacon took a tumble on a high speed descent thankfully not doing too much damage.
As we neared the end of the stage we hit some gravel road sections which tested us for the days to come. We pulled into Maitland right on4pm after logging 207km, 2,515m of climbing and over 7 hours in the saddle.
Keep flowing the journey and help us change live in Cambodia.