Tour de Cure cyclists raise funds
DRIVING the 1400km from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast is a feat in itself – so the fact that one local man has opted to cycle the whole way is nothing short of amazing.
Sinclair Black is a part of the 2010 Tour de Cure, a charity ride aimed as raising funds for cancer research, which takes riders on the mammoth journey in just 10 days.
Mr Black is joining 74 other cyclists at the beginning of the event in Sydney on Friday, including Channel 7 breakfast show Sunrise presenter Mark Beretta.
“For the next 10 days we will be riding to find a cure for cancer,” Mr Black said in his blog on Friday.
“The Tour de Cure today hit over $1 million – not bad for 75 riders and 22 support crew. We have now made our new target $1.5 million. Also for me I just hit $13,000 this morning, I have not beaten last year’s total of $16,000 yet!”
Despite riding a massive 280km on Sunday – which is longer than any leg in the Tour de France – he’s feeling good about his progress so far.
“Very sore, very tired but feeling a lot better than I thought,” Mr Black wrote on his blog late on Sunday night.
“We made it, over 280 kilometres in one day. We got up for breakfast about 4.30am then rode out at 5.15am, stopped at Murranrundi for lunch ... the countryside was amazing with some steep hills and long descents – pulled up to Tamworth at 5.30pm.”
Yesterday, the team was riding from Tamworth to Armidale before setting off for Glen Innes. The team will then stop at Grafton, Byron Bay, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane before finishing in Mooloolaba on May 16.