The long ride to Hobart. Some would think this day would never come. For others it came around too quickly. Hands up, who only packed their bag late last night? Months of planning. Months of training. The launch of Challenge for Change at the Solstice Challenge in June. The Mountain Challenge two weeks ago. Packing bags, checking gear, all have led to this day.
The launch of the Tassie Challenge wasat 6:30amat Southbank in Brisbane. A sumptuous breakfast at the Point restaurant was enjoyed by the riders and their families and thenat 8:00amon to the bus and off to the airport. Bikes packed carefully into boxes were loaded onto to two separate flights, along with the rest of the crew. So mid afternoon and here we are in Hobart
Two of our "Generals" arrived yesterday to get things ready for our "Road Warriors". Collecting vehicles, preparing our first nights accommodation, shuttle bus to the airport and all the last minute details that always crop up. Well done and thank you. I was lucky to go for a nice drive into the city to pick up one of our hire vehicles. Took in the scenery on the drive in and did not get lost on the way back. Thank you also to the hard working team that have spent months putting in the hard yards to get us to Hobart. We are stayingtonightat the Citywide Baptist Church in Mornington. As I type, our cyclists and crew are relaxing in preparation for the start of the big ride that starts tomorrow. 1000kms riding around beautiful Tasmania and back to Hobart next week.