Ian McLeod, 78 year old from Narrawallee riding 100’s km fund raising.
Ian’s update: Quote “Hi all. The ride is going so well and the 80 riders are getting stronger as each day passes. Albury to Wagga was a cracker of a ride with mostly a howling wind at our backs. But the hills were still tough. I spent some kms in the van as I kept having punctures. Good timing actually!!
Thursday’s ride took us to Narrandera which was mostly good but 2 big climbs which spread out the pelotons considerably.
Got to the bottom of my puncture problem….a tiny shard of glass which had pushed through the tyre. Off to Griffith tomorrow so will be sampling some good food and 🍷!!
Thrilled to say fund raising has gained momentum with the tally around $430,000. It is such a privilege to be involved with this MND charity. Regards from Ian and Leonie”.
Glynis’ response: Sending lots of energy his way I’m sure the calories are flowing from the support team.
Wendy wrote: You are both truly amazing – Ian and Leonie. Your ongoing support for MND is a reflection of your characters and dedication to this cause. We are so proud of you both 👏. Happy cycling 🚴♂️ Ian and happy catering Leonie, stay safe. Cheers Wen Jenner 😊
Dave wrote: Great to hear how Ian is going with his ride. It’s a huge effort. I’ve seen some photos of Mollymook and Narrawallee with huge surf. Hope to be back this weekend.
Big seas up and down the NSW Coast
Simone writes about her recent road trip with Robbie to Victoria:
Our first camp in Victoria was at a free camp called the Glasshouse, as glass used to be manufactured there, the ruins still stand today. We meet a fellow camper who took Robbie prawning, who was also making u tube videos so Robbie could be a star. The prawn where quite large and very yummy.
On to Wilson’s Prom, it was spectacular, we hiked up Mt Oberon to watch the sunset and enjoyed swimming in the crystal clear waters, not too cold around 17 ish. We SUP surfed too.
Not normally our thing, but we took a boat tour out to see ‘Skull Rock’ such an amazing place also so many seals were entertaining us. First time to The Prom and we will be back.
Next stop the ‘Peninsular Hot Springs’ for some relaxation time. We both enjoyed the benefits from the fire and ice experience, from the hot sauna to the 4 degrees plunge pool. I was able to stay in for 2 minutes 20.
A quick car ferry trip to Queenscliff to start the Great Ocean Road. The weather was fantastic felt like QLD not Vic, we swam at the 12 Apostles the water being a bit chillier and The Loch. We were the only people on a beach when a seal appeared out of the lake behind us a very memorable encounter. We had a fabulous MTB to watch the sunset at the 12 Apostles. A difficult SUP surf at Port Campbell on a reef break.
We went through Echuca and some beautiful little towns, that are in drought. Loved the road trip, so much to see”.
Jules pics re. the Welsh Island swim morning tea.
Ken B., Mollymook Beach Waterfront: Editor for Mollymook News, Destination Mollymook Milton Ulladulla and Mollymook Ocean Swimmers