Monday, November 30, 2009

a fund-raiser...

Exciting times are ahead!

In March/April 2010, I will be riding solo across the Southern states of Australia. This will be to raise funds for MS Australia. To quote their web-site, "MS Australia strives for a world without multiple sclerosis through quality research and for service excellence to people with multiple sclerosis and their carers."
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The goal is to raise $100,000 AUD... or more...
I’ve been told that one guy rode his push-bike from Adelaide to Melbourne and managed to raise $56,000. Apparently, the fact that I’m a female (last time I checked), completing this journey solo on a motorcycle, and actually have MS will make it more appealing for people to donate to a worthy cause. I sure hope so!

So, MS Australia have signed me on... they’ve even created a web-site / blog for me!
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... I know, I know... a cheesey URL... couldn’t be helped... *sigh*

At the time of writing this, my work has given me approval for leave (1.5 to 2 months), a firm date of departure has yet to be set... this will be based on the route, which I am currently working on. Melbourne to Tasmania, back to Melbourne, across to South Australia, finishing in Perth, Western Australia... or maybe even a round trip? Can I get back to Melbourne as well? Time will tell what I can come up with for the route.

I also have to take into account stop-overs for raising MS awareness and promotion of my goals. I will possibly have to talk to the media for interviews that MS Australia will organise.

For those of you who don’t know me that well, I HATE having my photo taken! I avoid cameras whenever possible! So, this part will be more of a challenge than the ride itself! If the media want to talk to me and take my picture, dya reckon I can get away with a pic with my SHOEI on?? LOL Fingers crossed...

I have to work on a list of equipment I will need for my trip too. If there are any bikers out there that have some words of wisdom for a trip like this, shoot me an email! I’m eager to hear your thoughts!

Besides dealing with MS Australia, I have made it my mission to make as many biker organisations aware of this fundraiser as I possibly can. Feel free to spread the word! And please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason! Perhaps I can also receive some worthwhile suggestions in this regard?

I’m hoping this will be the first of many major adventures...


  1. Sounds like an adventure from every possible angle! Just make sure it's "black enough" ;)

  2. I will let folks know of your mission!


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