Aussies ride for a special reason

RIDING FOR A CAUSE: Tim Holman, Aaron Turner, John Clark and Daniel Seehusen spent a few days in Airlie Beach last week before continuing their gruelling London to Melbourne Bike trek.
RIDING FOR A CAUSE: Tim Holman, Aaron Turner, John Clark and Daniel Seehusen spent a few days in Airlie Beach last week before continuing their gruelling London to Melbourne Bike trek.

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 or by visiting the group's facebook page.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Reef awareness one step closer

SUPPORT: Spirit and Soul foundation member Dave Freeman and Abell Point Marina general manager Luke McCaul.

Abell Point Marina back Spirit and Soul Foundation.

New VMR signs show safety first

SIGNED UP: Bob Beale, Kevin Thiele, Bob Bristow, Colin Metcalfe, Alan Corney, Roger Wodson, Ray Lewis and Norbert Gross at Whisper Bay with one of the newly erected signs.

VMR Whitsunday get new signs.

Local Partners

Decorating the spirit of deserving local families

The community is invited to donate Christmas tree decorations to the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre.

Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

'I need to do what I can': 65km walk for cancer patient

Karlee Robinson is walking from Caloundra to Noosa for her cousin Aaron Parker, who has terminal brain cancer.

What do you do when someone you love has terminal brain cancer?

Jennifer Lawrence gives keys to new partner

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winner settling down with new partner

Rogue One star proud to lead new Star Wars film

Felicity Jones leads the new Star Wars film

Star Wars lead proud to be in front in sci-fi

What's on the small screen this week

Ernie Dingo stars in the TV series Going Places with Ernie Dingo.

ERNIE Dingo stars in a new travel series and Seven airs the AACTAs.

Mandy Moore feels like she's 60

Mandy Moore sees herself as a 60-year-old rather than a 32-year-old

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

INSIDE STORY: Disused pipeline stops hundreds from building

TRAIL OF TEARS: Route of the disused Santos oil pipeline which is stopping hundreds of Ipswich residents from building.

THE State must act if Santos won't says Cr Paul Tully.

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!