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Follow the CFC team and event participants as they tackle physically challenging events to raise funds and awareness for Eagles Wings.

Becoming Launnies.....

Today we drove from Hobart to Launceston via the Nile, Perth, Lewisham and Cleveland, which left Graham and I wondering where on earth we were! We stopped at a lovely coffee shop in Campbelltown. Apparently it's not en route for cyclists but Graham seems to think that it's not too far out of the way for the support crew.....

At 10am we met Pastor Jeff McKinnon and the folks at City Baptist Church, who are kindly putting during the ride's Launceston stopover. Great people, great place, and we've roped Nigel in for a day's cycling between Launceston and Wilmot. Plenty of extreme sleeping options for Big A.

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Navigating changes

When Challenge for Change started planning The Tassie Challenge ten months ago, we were running fairly blindly. I spent hours talking to strangers from churches I'd found on Google, or to people that others had referred me to. This morning, Graham and I started a planning trip to find out exactly what we had planned, and what 27 cyclists and 18 support crew members have signed up for.

The trip started well. Looking out the plane window, we could only see a few hills, none of which had roads on them. Too easy? After (mostly) successfully navigating Hobart's one-way streets, we checked out our Hobart accommodation (see Facebook for photos), gave out some brochures to strangers and visited our proposed finishing point. The trip has already proven to be worthwhile, as we discovered that the aforementioned finishing point was at the top of a whopping great hill.  Eager to keep the cyclists on side, we checked out alternative options. Cascade brewery, anyone?

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