JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

White Lion Jungle Ride 2014

Two years ago Philip did the Jungle Ride from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation but due to severe cramps he could not complete the ride.  This year he once again nominated for the ride and was determined to cycle the whole distance......190km.  He has been training hard for this ride and most days has cycled anywhere between 30km - 50km.
This was a charity ride to raise money for White Lion.  This organisation aims to help disadvantaged youth in the 10-24 year age bracket and you can read about While Lion HERE.  It is a very worthwhile cause.
The ride began at 5.30 am on Saturday at the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club and all cyclists had to be back at the Surf Club by 3.00 pm.  Any cyclists that were still on the road would be picked up after this time.  Philip's pack was back by 2.00 pm so he had plenty of time to spare.  He said that he averaged a speed of 26km/hour and considering that this included some very steep climbs it was a great effort.

The briefing before the ride.

Approaching the Daintree Ferry

Wonga Beach Drink Stop

Thorntons Beach

Arriving into Mossman on the way back






2 comments:

  1. Wow! Please pass on my 'congratulations' to Philip. What a great achievement :)

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