23,000km and counting: cyclists’ epic journey

ODYSSEY: Aaron Turner, Dan Seehusen, Tim Holman and John Clark pictured in Belmore Park after cycling all the way from London. They embark on their final stretches to Melbourne tomorrow. FOUR Aussie cyclists arrived in town last Thursday after an epic 23,000km journey. John Clark, Tim Holman, Daniel Seehusen and Aaron Turner built up a great friendship on this mammoth trip, sharing some memorable and also somewhat hairy (Daniel, especially) moments along the way.
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They are cycling all the way from London to Melbourne in order to raise awareness of child trafficking.

They left London shortly after the Royal wedding on April 29 last year, and have steadily been making their way across the globe entirely on two wheels, taking documentary film footage as they go. Speaking of hairy moments, on the freeway just north of Goulburn, they very nearly collided with a van, which was driving up behind them and fortunately narrowly avoided them.

“That was probably the closest shave we’ve had over the whole trip,” John said.

“The poor guy crashed in to a tree just behind us, and fortunately he was OK. We actually took a photo with him, and he was a white as a sheet, and while we were all smiling, this guy was saying to us, ‘why are you smiling after what just happened’? But yeah, it was a pretty close shave,” he said.

They are staying at the Bakehouse Motel on Sowerby St until tomorrow, and then will set off to Canberra, hoping to arrive there by around lunchtime.

They have two more stretches to ride: from Canberra to Albury and then Albury to Melbourne. But this will probably seem like a drop in the ocean after the trip they have had.

The guys told the

“I was a recreation manager, Tim was a marketing guy, Dan was a nanny, and Aaron was an accountant,” John explained.

“I hope our employers will be prepared to take us back, otherwise we’ll be in the job queues, I reckon!”

That will be doubtful after the effort they have just undertaken. We will earnestly wait to find out. To find out more about the boys’ epic journey, you can follow them on their website, at

You can also keep up with their progress via their Twitter and Facebook pages. Follow them on twitter @ ride2rescue, or via their Facebook page, ride2rescue. If you wish to send them messages of encouragement, you can send them an email at

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