Congratulations to the thirteen riders who have completed the gruelling DBH Road Raise ride from Adelaide to Melbourne to support CanTeen and its work helping young people affected by cancer.
The 6 day, 970 kilometre ride left Adelaide last Sunday, October 11 and arrived in Melbourne Friday afternoon.
Among the group was DBH General Manager Steve Nolis who said while it was one of the hardest things he has ever done, it was also the most rewarding.
Battling harsh conditions and extreme weather for most of the way, Steve said the camaraderie amongst the team kept spirits alive.
Through South Australia’s Coorong, Steve said strong winds and 2 degree temperatures left ice on their bike helmets. Later in the week, around Warrnambool in Western Victoria the peloton endured scorching heat and ferocious head winds which made riding incredibly uncomfortable.
Despite the often appalling conditions, Steve said he was overwhelmed by the generosity and well wishes the group received at every town along the way.
And when exhaustion hit the riders and motivation was tough, they were inspired by the personal stories of CanTeen members Mark and Cass who gave emotional and uplifting speeches about their private battles with cancer in their families.
With an original fund raising target of $100,000, the cyclists have smashed that, raising more than $130,000!
A heartfelt congratulations from everyone at DBH for a simply magnificent effort.