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In  May of 2003 Motorcycle Bob and three other Rotarians (Jon Greene, Walter Helm, and Bill McKenna)  went around Australia to raise awareness for Rotary's PolioPlus program. 

(Check out Bill McKenna's Australia ride web pages at: www.augustarotary.org/polio/index.html)

While in Australia Bob and his team were interviewed by Australian newspapers, television and Radio,   Some of the newspaper articles are posted for you to read.  Click here for the articles and some pictures of some of the interviews. 

Bob and his team would like to thank Motorcyclists for Awareness of Children's Health for their financial support.

Bob and his group kept a journal.  Take me to the journal
 


How big is Australia?

AUSTRALIA RIDE ITINERARY
(NOTE: This itinerary was planned in the United States, and yes, it did change)
 
KM  Cumltv
Date Day Depart From Arrive To Distance KMs
 
1-May Thursday 900 Brisbane 1230 Grafton 340              340
  1330 Grafton   1650 Port Macquarie   250              590
 
2-May Friday 700 Port Macquarie 1230 Sydney   400              990
 
3-May Saturday Maintenance Day          
 
4-May Sunday Sydney
 
5-May Monday 1300 Sydney 1700 Canberra 284           1,274
 
6-May Tuesday 700 Canberra   1100 Cann River   294           1,568
1200 Cann River 1700 Melbourne 440           2,008
  2100 Melbourne 600 Devonport, Tasmania  
 
7-May Wednesday 700 Devonport, Tasmania 1230 Hobart   350           2,358
1330 Hobart 1700 Queenstown 259           2,617
 
8-May Thursday 700 Queenstown 1100 Marrawah 295           2,912
1100 Marrawah 1300 Burnie 118           3,030
  1400 Burnie   1530 Devonport, Tasmania 46           3,076
  2100 Devonport, Tasmania 600 Melborne               3,076
 
9-May Friday Maintenance Day          
 
10-May Saturday 700 Melborne 1000 Warrnambool 230           3,306
Gain half an hour 1000     930        
  930 Warrnambool 1130 Mount Gambier   211           3,517
  1230 Mount Gambier 1700 Adelaide   453           3,970
 
11-May Sunday 700 Adelaide   1000 Port Pirie   225           4,195
  1000 Port Pirie 1100 Port Augusta   89           4,284
  1200 Port Augusta 1700 Ceduna   468           4,752
 
12-May Monday 700 Ceduna 1200 Eucla 502           5,254
Gain hour and half 1200     1030        
1200 Eucla 1630 Caiguna 340           5,594
 
13-May Tuesday 630 Caiguna 1000 Norseman 380           5,974
1000 Norseman 1200 Esperance 207           6,181
1300 Esperance 1500 Ravensthorp 186           6,367
1500 Ravensthorp 1800 Albany 300           6,667
 
14-May Wednesday 930 Albany 1330 Bunbury 374           7,041
1400 Bunbury 1600 Perth 178           7,219
 
15-May Thursday Maintenance Day          
 
16-May Friday 700 Perth 1200 Geraldton 423           7,642
1300 Geraldton 1730 Carnarvon 481           8,123
 
17-May Saturday 700 Carnarvon 1100 Nanutarra 370           8,493
  1200 Nanutarra 1700 Port Hedland   504           8,997
 
18-May Sunday 630 Port Hedland 1200 Broome   610           9,607
  1300 Broome   1700 Fitzroy Crossing   359           9,966
 
19-May Monday 630 Fitzroy Crossing 900 Halls Creek   288         10,254
900 Halls Creek 1300 Kununurra 367         10,621
Lose hour and half 1200     1350        
1350 Kununurra 1800 Katherine 510         11,131
 
20-May Tuesday 700 Katherine 1200 Darwin 315         11,446
 
21-May Wednesday Maintenance Day          
 
22-May Thursday 700 Darwin 1100 Katherine 315         11,761
  1130 Katherine 1400 Daly Waters   273         12,034
  1400 Daly Waters 1800 Tennant Creek   397         12,431
 
23-May Friday 700 Tennant Creek 1300 Mount Isa   661         13,092
Lose half hour 1300     1330        
1400 Mount Isa 1800 Normanton 500         13,592
 
24-May Saturday 700 Normanton 1000 Georgetown 302         13,894
1100 Georgetown 1500 Cairns 304         14,198
 
25-May Sunday Maintenance Day          
 
26-May Monday Cairns
 
27-May Tuesday Cairns
 
28-May Wednesday Cairns
 
29-May Thursday Cairns
 
30-May Friday 700 Cairns 1100 Townsville 346         14,544
1100 Townsville 1300 Bowen 199         14,743
1400 Bowen 1700 Mackay 187         14,930
 
31-May Saturday 700 Mackay 1100 Rockhampton 335         15,265
1200 Rockhampton 1700 Maryborough 397         15,662
 
1-Jun Sunday 700 Maryborough 1100 Brisbane 235         15,897

1-5 Jun

RI

Convention 

15,897km = 9,878 miles    

 


 

 

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