Message from Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, embedded in the travelling pack!

by admin on September 29, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Maree (my wife) and I have been with the crew for a few days now. And what a well oiled machine they are! Led by the highly organised Mel, food is carefully balanced, shade, wind protection and water are all catered for carefully at the stops.

This is important because the riders have had it pretty hard over these few days. Strong head and cross winds mixed with road trains that can drop the speed from 25 to 10 in one passing make for a hard day. Not to mention the heat and the flies!

Highlights A Plenty!

Highlights? Oh plenty!

The open plains, the space, the riders, Jack and Brendon quietly going about their business, friends Jo and Chris and ourselves being the “domestiques” of the peloton have all been fun. But the greatest highlight has been sharing the fun, banter and, well, the love within the Sinclair family.

Bush camping on creek beds (with great sunsets) and sitting around the fire chatting until sleep calls has been a privilege. Chatting with the gang is just a pleasure and with such support and care for each other, I know they will make it and I know that nothing will get in their way.

High winds are nothing when the gang are so focused on riding and riding some more.

Generosity Never Ceases To Amaze

The generosity of people never ceases to amaze.

Not only this amazing band of people riding for Big Brothers Big Sisters but all the little things along the way. Comments on this site have been a source of strength, The West Darling Hotel in Broken Hill putting us up for free, all the kind people that have donated goods, services.

Feel Strengthened By The Spirit

Just as Jack and Brendon and the team feel strengthened by this, so too do we at Big Brothers Big Sisters, from across the country feel inspired and strengthened to reach out to more young people in need.

Thanks everyone. Onward and upward from here on…I mean that literally as the team starts to slowly say goodbye to the long hot plains and start to climb toward the coast.

Go Well my new friends and we shall meet again at Surfers Paradise!

David White (Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters).

David, Chris, Jack & Brendon

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Deb Simpkins September 29, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Wow! I can almost picture the sunsets and ‘banter’! No doubt in my mind where (who) most of the chatter will be coming from!… Brendon can’t even stop talking for a photo by the look of it!!

Thinking of you often Mel. It sounds as though you have them all under control.

Have a great day tomorrow!

Love Deb and Co.

Wendy Clark October 3, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Congratulations and keep up the great riding. (alot of us would be flat out riding around the block, let alone 100 + kms a day!!)

The ride so far, sounds like it’s been nothing short of a great experience, with plenty of activity and support along the way.

What you are all doing is inspirational to anyone hoping to achieve their goals in life.

Well Done and a BIG Thanks for what you are all doing.


Wendy Clark
Big Brothers Big Sisters South West Qld

PS- No Doubt the local wildlife will continue to keep you all company for the rest of the ride.

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