Bike-Ride to Australia 4th-May-2012

Garry McGivern’s bike-ride to Australia Friday 4th-May-2012 Brunswick Heads to Loganholme. 85 miles. Well, that’s it, my last full day of cycling. I’ve only got about twenty or thirty miles to cycle tomorrow. It’s been quite a sad day, and I shed a little tear! After six months of cycling, with the sole purpose of reaching Brisbane, the finish line is now in sight.

Green countryside
I could be in England

Don’t forget the main reason behind my ride, which is to raise as much money for cancer research charities as possible. Even the smallest donation helps. You can donate to Cancer Research UK or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate.

Just as well, I didn’t stop another night in Sydney. Brisbane has been a bit further away than I’d thought. Best not say too much; I’m not there yet! And I don’t have a map for this last part of the ride. My last map stopped at the Queensland New South Wales border. I’ve already had a few detours today!

I cycled up the Gold Coast today, and I can see why it’s so-called. There’s just mile after mile of golden sand. I also came through Surfers Paradise with its high-rise buildings, which from a distance, I mistook for Brisbane. Surfers Paradise was good to cycle through, despite being very touristy and full of high rise buildings. I can remember my mum and aunty coming to Australia. Back in the 80s, they stayed in an apartment there.

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