Great Ocean Road Adventure Part 2

The point of our adventure was for me to participate in a 300 km bike ride to raise money for various charities. I was riding on behalf of Compassion who do amazing things for poor people across the developing world.

In Geelong, I woke up early in order to be at the starting point with bike and travelling gear before 6 am. The adrenaline was flowing and I was about to start the ride of a lifetime. Bags were stowed in the support vehicle and off we went.

Wow! I was finally here on the first leg of a 300 km journey. We got 50 m before we hit the first red light. After a dozen of those, we finally headed out of town towards Torquay and the Great Ocean Road.

Bells Beach is a famous surfing location where the swell from the Southern Ocean hits the rugged southern coast of Australia. We stopped at the headland overlooking the beach.

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From here it was on to Apollo Bay via Lorne. I stopped briefly to take this photo of the iconic  Aireys Inlet lighthouse.

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So the first day was done, a total of 120 km.

Dinner was at a local restaurant. I sat and chatted with Adrian, the Compassion partnership representative.

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