Darwin to Broome | Australia

To say it’s a challenge is an understatement. It’s definitely the hardest tour I’ve ever attempted thus far. There’s never a good time to catch Covid and to catch it only 2 weeks before tour commenced and tested negative only 3 days before my flight is the worst timing ever. Instead of letting my body recover and gradually get back to how I was, I plunged myself into a physically and mentally draining 3 weeks of cycling from Darwin to Broome. Adding to that the heat and humidity put my body in further shocks. I wasn’t coping well at all. I got really sick on day 2 and 3 and experienced muscles aches like never before. The whole of my hands were achy to the bones, no amount of panadol seemed to lessen the pain. I couldn’t sleep, I was in agony for few days. Worrying that my conditions wouldn’t improve and that it would increasingly become worse, I contemplated quitting at the end of stage 1. Temptation was high to just stop at Katherine. 

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The Great South West | Albany to Perth | Australia

840km +5500m elevation gain 10 riding days from Albany to Perth! 💪🏼🚴‍♀️🙏🏼😁

Making up for lost time from 2020, this tour was meant for 2020 but Covid happened. And had another scare too – Almost had to cancel this tour because of a Covid scare in Perth, WA just one week before the tour was scheduled to start! Very thankful that there were only 1-2 cases and the snap 3-days lockdown by WA government clamped down the spread of the virus to the wider community. The lockdown was lifted 4 days before my flight 🙏🏼🙏🏼

It was another incredible journey and very grateful for every minute of it! As always, thank you to All Trails team, Richard and Lou, for their amazing support and tireless work to make this trip happened. We made them ran around (literally) especially so on Day 9 from Dunsborough to Bunbury when all 20 of us were scattered everywhere 😅 Very thankful for their patience.

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