My Next Event




3053KM IN 48 DAYS


My Next Journey

The next big adventure has been confirmed after 2 years of planning!!!!!!!

In August I am riding my mountain bike (The Northern Express) solo from Alice Springs to Alice Springs (A2A) – a circle of the Australian Central Deserts.  I will leave Alice Springs and head to Boulia, Birdsville, Marree, Oodnadatta, Finke, and back to Alice Springs.

The plan so far:

In July, I will be driving to my beloved Uluru, Northern Territory to compete in the Australian Outback Marathon for the 6th time. I will run the half-marathon this year. This will make it my 56th half-marathon.

Because I had an extra year to plan my trek, I had ample time to order the Bob trailer from the USA that I have always wished for. Now came the real planning, a day by day itinerary because I had to work out the distances, days on the road and the food I needed to carry.  Food drops via Australia Post is another handy way to have the food I like and that can keep me well fed.  This is because I couldn’t carry all the food I would need for the 28 days camping on the side of the road as I found on my previous solo cycle – Darwin to Broome.

These are all the things I am currently organising:

  • Book accommodation at Alice Springs for the start and end of the trek.
  • Book the Storage Unit to keep my Isuzu Ute and Uluru gear locked away while I was on the road for the 48 days on my cycle trek.  I decided to drive instead of flying – saves the back and forwards with the half marathon and it also allows easy transport of the equipment I will need.
  • Ordering the food and equipment.
  • Train. Continue training hard, keeping fit and healthy.

You can read my itinerary (so far) below:

A2A – Day by Day

I will keep you all updated through my Blog.

The Northern Express with Bob the Trailer


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