MADRIDE – Day 21 Summary

For those of you who don't have Facebook we apologise for neglecting you.  On the last night in Boort we went live to Facebook for the last blog.  This included a number of thank you's to the key people involved and some stories of what it meant to the people that...

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MADRIDE – Day 23 Summary

The ride is over, but the pain is still very real.  So the recovery process must begin.  To see how some riders have hopefully accelerated the process check out the video below. We would like to thank everyone that came out yesterday to see us arrive at the lake, it...

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MADRIDE – Day 22 Summary

Day 22...the finish.  What an exciting day for us all!  Back to Day 21; we sent the video live to Facebook of our evening presentations at the Boort Tennis Club.  We will get some video onto here in the next couple of days, but it was a pleasant day of riding from...

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MADRIDE Day 20 Summary

Day 20 and we had a very cold welcome into Victoria, but the day went as smoothly as we hoped and we worked well as a team to get into Tempy in good time. It's nice to back onto Victorian time..between time zone changes and daylight saving we have lost 3 hours since...

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MADRIDE – Day 19 Summary

Day 19 is done and we are almost through our 2nd state (South Australia) as we pause at Pinnaroo for the night. We ticked over 3000km today too, which was a reason for celebration. That was in the middle of a strong head wind though, and the excitement came and went...

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MADRIDE – Day 18 Summary

Day 18 and we made the journey from Spalding to Waikerie. We passed through some very pleasant countryside, and some barren stuff that reminded us of the Nullarbor. We started out in jackets with a chilly 8 degrees, and ended up sweltering in 33 degrees. Enjoy the...

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MADRIDE Day 17 Summary

Day 17, and we had a pleasant days riding from Port Augusta to Spalding. Plenty of traffic to work with until Crystal Brook and then a pleasant afternoon through the hills to Spalding. Enjoy hearing some of the support crew perspective on the ride....

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MADRIDE Day 16 Summary

Here's Day 16 for everybody..Kimba to Port Augusta. It was only 154km and though we didn't have any wind assistance it went pretty smoothly and it was nice to finish by mid afternoon. A swim in the sea was excellent afterwards. Enjoy 🙂 https://youtu.be/yKOft4xxHsw

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MADRIDE – Day 15 Summary

Day 15 of the MADRIDE, and we have made it to Kimba (which is apparently halfway across Australia). It was a calm day, but 192km took 7.5 hours of riding and it was nice to get to the finish. We enjoyed having some new riders with us too. Enjoy the blog....

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MADRIDE Day 13 Summary

Day 13 was another day of 200km+ for us. We had planned to do 50km on our rest day, but wanted to have a full rest day so we did extra today. We left Penong early this morning and headed down the coast through Ceduna, towards Streaky Bay. We finished up at Chandada...

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MADRIDE Day 12 Summary

Day 12 seemed like a short one at only 182km, but we didn't have quite the wind assistance as yesterday and we were all happy to see Penong by the end. We came across another group at Nundroo who are cycling the Nullarbor, and that was good. It's nice to not be...

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MADRIDE Day 11 Summary

Here's a video from Day 11...213km from Border Village to Head of the Bight, with a tail wind for most of the day. It was pleasant riding, but still a long way. Last night of camping 🙂 https://youtu.be/KsAhGY9awYs

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MADRIDE Day 10 Summary

Day 10 was a big one..208km from Madura to a bit past Border Village. We had a mostly tail wind, which was a welcome relief, started by going down a good hill and then had a flat road for the rest of the day.  We had to dodge plenty of road kill, but the day went...

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MADRIDE Day 9 Summary

Day 9 from Caiguna to Madura.  135km doesn't seem like a lot at the start of the day, but 50km/hr head winds for most of the day had us working very hard and having to be well organised.  It was satisfying to finish and the campsite view and sunset was pretty good :)...

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MADRIDE Day 8 Summary

Day 8 was the 90 mile straight for us..most of the day without a single curve in the road. Everybody was happy just to cruise along, and it was a pleasant day of riding. Here's a little summary and some more interviews for you. https://youtu.be/SIzI9C7kh1Y

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MADRIDE Day 7 Summary

Day 7 was a significant one for us. We are onto the Nullarbor as we left Norseman this morning and are now at Balladonia. We passed the 1000 km mark. We covered over 200km today, which was a big mark for most of us. Thanks for all your support and comments and for...

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MADRIDE Day 6 Summary (Part 3)

Day 6 was another tough one with 100km into a head wind and rain expected as well. The wind was a bit better than expected, but Norseman was still a very welcome stop at the end of the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0Y3ZlMG3_g

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MADRIDE Day 6 Summary (Part 2)

Day 6 was another tough one with 100km into a head wind and rain expected as well. The wind was a bit better than expected, but Norseman was still a very welcome stop at the end of the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PJE-zhn71M

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MADRIDE Day 6 Summary (Part 1)

Day 6 was another tough one with 100km into a head wind and rain expected as well. The wind was a bit better than expected, but Norseman was still a very welcome stop at the end of the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSWdwunT0Mk

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MADRIDE Day 5 Summary

Day 5 in Esperance was meant to be a rest day..but we did a little ride to make Day 6 a bit easier. 100km up the road to Salmon Gums with a pretty strong head wind was the start of the day and then we enjoyed beach/sleep/relaxing etc for the rest of the day. Enjoy...

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MADRIDE Day 4 Summary

Day 4 of the MADRIDE from Bunbury to Bendigo, and we have all made it to Esperance. Tremendous effort from riders and support crew. Enjoy seeing the team as they eat dinner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv6RQdA05qk  

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MADRIDE Day 3 Summary

Day 3 of the MADRIDE from Bunbury to Bendigo is done. A mostly tailwind helped us cover the 180km from Lake Grace to Ravensthorpe. Enjoy Jake's summary. https://youtu.be/ZPGyLxSCXQI

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MADRIDE – Day 2 Summary

Day 2 of the MADRIDE. Today we covered 180km from Darkan to Lake Grace..the biggest day so far and the most climbing we will have on any day...and everybody got through it :). There's only 3200km to go! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t7FFmOhBcss    

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2 weeks to go!!

2 weeks to go until we start the MADRIDE!  It’s pretty exciting for all the riders, and hectic for the organisers.  For the riders, the training is basically done and their focus shifts to making sure their bikes have all had a final service and are ready to go, along...

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MAD Ride – Bunbury to Bendigo 2017

Why?…….because we want to highlight the need to help the most vulnerable in our community. 23 riders, 3513kms! The MAD Ride 2017 – Departing Bunbury 17th Sept 2017 and arriving in Bendigo Oct 8th 2017 Supporting the MADCOW “Make A Difference Change Our World”...

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