This post is for all those who followed me on my bike ride from Melbourne to Darwin in
April of this year, or those interested in knowing how I got on.
My aim was to show the health benefits of a Whole-Food, Plant based diet as well as raising money for the Orangutan Project and Motor Neurone Disease.
With the aid of Michele and a hired motor home I managed to cover the distance in 25 days (no rest days) averaging 160km per day, whilst eating my normal diet of fruit, nuts and vegetables and in the process raised approximately $6,000 (and still counting) for the above charities.
I had to endure saddle soreness for the first
5 days, 2 days of torrential rain, increasingly hot and humid conditions as I got further north and of course the huge Road Trains (trucks pulling 3 semi trailer loads, some as long as 60 meters in length), caravans, motor homes and cars travelling at speeds up to 160kph on roads with no hard shoulder.
I can honestly say that my diet sustained me wonderfully (remember, no meat or dairy) and as each day passed I got stronger and stronger, finishing the ride 3kilos lighter but much fitter than when I started.
A wonderful experience.
A big thank you to all those who followed me on www.peddlinghealth.com.