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They had their bikes stolen, faced a major natural disaster, and one rider injured her knee in a fall.

But it still wasn’t enough enough to stop the Ocean Pools Odyssey Charity Bike Ride from completing its mission.

The original members of the Ocean Pools Odyssey bike ride. Image supplied

The intrepid trio of riders set out in early 2022 to ride the full length of NSW in order to raise funds for the Uki Refugee Project, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and Myeloma Australia.

But the ride came to an abrupt end in March due to severe flooding and the theft of the group’s bikes.

‘We had ridden from the Victorian Border and had gotten as far as Coffs Harbour when these misfortunes overtook us,’ Meg Main said.

‘However our little tragedies were certainly put into perspective when we finally did manage to return home by car, through the devastation of Lismore and our own beautiful Tweed Valley.

‘It was a sobering return indeed’.

The group has now replaced its bikes and is ready to complete the journey, setting off for the Queensland border on Thursday (June 23) from Coffs.

‘It will be a different experience riding in winter – just as well there are not many more ocean pools!’ Ms Main said.

Unfortunately the group is one down from the original intrepid three.

‘Jeanette had a fall midway through the first ride and hurt her knee.

‘She has recently had knee surgery and it’s too soon for her to be back on a bike. But we are being joined for this leg by three other riders: Cheryl Forrester, Hilary King and Melissa Pols.

Our charities remain the same, and you will find information about them at the links below:

 


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  1. Do you know how much CO2 a human put out per kilometre. And those bikes are made using coal. And I’m pretty sure Lycra is non-bio degradable. This is what listening to Greens sounds like to us.

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