Ride with Mike – Update

Date: 16-01-2019

For those following, Mike is currently riding the Tour Down Under, following the professionals each day.

Michael’s comments on

Day 1: 15 Jan 2019
“Today I completed the Tour Down Under day 1 milestone training ride, a distance of 120.9k with 584 meters of climbing and I averaged 28.7kph, I’m happy with that.”

Day 2:
“Tour Down Under day 2 milestone training ride complete. Today I rode a distance of 142.5k with 1,271 meters of climbing and at an average speed 26kph. I’m very happy with today’s effort especially considering it was a semi solo ride. I had just x1 riding buddy so no slipstreaming.”

Monday 21 Jan 2019:

Michael’s Tour Down Under milestone training is now completed!
Michael rode even more km than the professional cyclists in Adelaide over the 6-day event, despite some annoying physical ailments.

Michael: “The professionals rode 810.4k and I rode 815.9k, the big difference of course being the speed and elevation. I chose a couple of flat days due to my saddle sores.

Next milestone ride is the grueling 200k Alpine Classic this coming Sunday Australia Day Long Weekend.


Good luck Michael!

What is ‘Ride with Mike’?
Ride With Mike aims to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection, intervention and prevention of cancer, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Mike will attempt to ride three European Grand Tours in the one year and on the same day as the professional cyclists.

The Grand Tours include the Giro d’Italia, the Tour De France and La Vuelta, the Tour of Spain. This is a total of approximately 10,400 kilometres in just 63 days.