AFTER over a year spent on their bicycles, a group of four young Australians have passed through Airlie Beach on the way to finishing their incredible two-wheeled journey that started in London and will finish in Melbourne.
The four men embarked on the cross-continent bike ride that has raised about $25,000 and some much-needed awareness for World Vision Australia's Child Rescue programs that aim to abolish child trafficking and provide support and rehabilitation for the victims of exploitation and abuse.
Tim Holman, Aaron Turner, John Clark and Daniel Seehuen set off from London's Hyde Park in April last year and will finish their gruelling 14 month bike ride in Melbourne on June 24.
Their enormous 26,000km journey has seen them traverse Europe and Asia on two wheels all the while raising much needed funds for a worthy cause.
After going diagonally across Europe the foursome then travelled through bitterly cold temperatures and heavy winds through Iran, Nepal and China before heading right down through south-east Asia and then flying from Bali to Darwin to complete the final leg of their fundraiser.
After battling through some of the fiercest conditions that the world has to offer, the group were happy to kick back in Airlie Beach for a few days before continuing down the east coast of Australia.
Daniel and Tim spent one of their rare days off on Saturday running around for the Whitsunday Sea Eagles reserves during their big win against the Magpies on Saturday and all of the group's members really enjoyed their time in the Whitsundays.
Anyone wanting to donate to their 'Ride 2 Rescue' initiative can do so by going to their website at www.ride2rescue.org or by visiting the group's facebook page.