Great Southern Crossing Challenge: Ride 5,200km in November

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JoTheBuilder
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Postby JoTheBuilder » 15 Oct 2015, 09:45

Hi All,

Further to Douglas' post , the Stepping Stone House are out to raise some funds through the Challenge. This is a virtual challenge for teams to attempt to ride 5,200km across Australia from Brisbane to Perth and raise money in the process. It begins on 1st Nov.

I have set up a DHBC team and am hoping I can prevail on some members to join up, especially those who ride hundreds of kilometres on the weekends! It costs nothing to join and there is no minimum fundraising target.

It all links to Strava so it is very easy to track your km's.

The team page is here:
https://greatsoutherncrossing.everydayhero.com/au/dhbc

If you do not want to join you are welcome to donate instead.

Stepping Stone House
Established in 1989, Stepping Stone House is a not for profit organisation providing medium to long term accommodation, care and development for homeless and at risk NSW young people aged 12 to 24 years old. Our aim is to develop their self-esteem, resilience, self-confidence and good health through motivational experiential learning including outdoor education and adventure so that they achieve responsible independence. We give these young people a reason to believe and to live!

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 16 Oct 2015, 11:27

Looks like Peter B is in! Huge bonus.

Thank you to Paul M for your very kind donation.

Anyone else?

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Stuart
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Postby Stuart » 17 Oct 2015, 10:22

I don't ride very far but its a great cause. I'm in.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 19 Oct 2015, 10:46

Great! Just to re-iterate to everyone that there is no minimum fundraising target. So if you'd like to participate without the added pressure of asking people for money you can.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 26 Oct 2015, 14:09

Only one week to go before this begins. I'm sure we can get a few more members on board! It all links to Strava so minimal work required.

Stuart, did you have a chance to register?

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 29 Oct 2015, 11:07

3 days to go until we're off! And with a ride to West Head on Sunday planned for me, Cradle Mountain for Peter, and Ben T on his Ironman journey, it's a good a time as any to enter.

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Postby JoTheBuilder » 05 Nov 2015, 12:02

We are currently in 7th place and have ridden the equivalent of Brisbane to Newcastle:
http://greatsoutherncrossing.com/#/tracker/team/1241434


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