Bike-Ride to Australia 8th-April-2012

Bike-Ride to Australia Sunday 8th-April-2012 Poochera to Kimba. 110 miles. Two things today. I’ve passed the 10,000-mile mark (16,000km), and two, I’m halfway across Australia. Well, that’s what the sign says in town!

Stone statue
Australian Farmer statue at Wudinna

Passing through some of the towns today, I started to think about what the two old boys said last night about people leaving town. I could see all these towns were heading in the same direction. There were loads of businesses that had closed and had a for sale sign on them. Trouble is nobodies going to buy them, not as a business anyway!

I think many of the closures are due to the new road they’ve built. It runs parallel with the old highway but bypasses all the towns now. People don’t like to detour off roads, not unless they absolutely need to. I, too, was cycling on this new highway. It’s a lot smoother. And the one time, I diverted into one of the towns looking for a café that I’d seen signposted. It wasn’t there!

I’m staying at another roadhouse tonight, which is so much cheaper now I’m out of the Nullarbor.

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 or the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. Click on either one to donate.

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