That was a big day for the first day. 170kms, lots of rain, a side wind and plenty of trucks. Including a cattle truck that may have sprayed up more than water on the road.

The team did an amazing job today. Dave Gillett looked after the riders as they settled into the day.

The food was plentiful as always and most of the riders rode the entire distance.

The riders arrived cold, wet and tired, and as they were able to dry off and get a warm meal, they reflected that they were grateful for a warm place to sleep.

A reminder of why we were doing this to help out those less fortunate.