Day 3 of the Captain’s Ride sees VHR’s CEO Danny Brooks succeed through blistering heat on his week-long ride around Australia for a children’s charity.
Day three of the Captain’s Ride presented another hot day cycling through Queensland. Rising to 40 degrees, the course was not challenging in terms of the terrain but in distance: the cyclist team managed to complete nearly 175km in the searing heat.
Danny and his peloton completed the route in just over six and a half hours, stopping to visit a number of schools along the way as they greeted the weary riders.
The team were welcomed to Warwick with cold drinks, ice baths and massages followed by dinner and an inspirational talk by former Olympic Hockey Gold Medallist Captain, Mark Knowles.
Although every rider is aching with the toll of three days’ hard cycling, they know their experience is nothing compared to the challenges that the children supported by the Steve Waugh Foundation have to face every day.
Danny’s stats for Day Three included:
· Distance – 171.49km
· Average Speed – 26.2km/hour
· Cycling Time – 6 hours and 32 minutes
· Elevation Gain – 1,304m
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Led by Australia’s renowned Cricket Captain Steve Waugh, the Captain’s Ride sees hundreds of people from all over the world flock to Australia every year. The annual ride around the vast continent sees the cyclist ride for up to 10 hours every day, through heat, steep mountains and rocky terrain.
All funds raised help the Steve Waugh Foundation support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children across the globe.
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