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First big ride for UNICEF (kids of Morocco)

Hi guys,

Six weeks after getting my Learner Permit and practising riding my Suzuki Marauder round my local suburbs, on Sunday I'm going to do my first Big Ride - a 300km round-trip from Port Melbourne to Phillip Island. It'll be a big challenge, as it's triple the distance I've ever done on my bike and on some much more challenging roads than I'm used to. Till now, I've never ridden above 60kph - that will all change on Sunday!!

I'm doing the trip in aid of UNICEF - I've signed up to do their Trek for the Children of Morocco in November and I have to fundraise around GBP 2,600 (AUD $4,500) for UNICEF before I go (I'm paying my own way for the trip, so all money raised goes straight to UNICEF).

You can check out more details here Sahara Challenge 2010 and if you'd like to donate even the price of a cup of coffee, that would be wonderful.

As a newbie motorcyclist, I'm already discovering how I can use my riding to help others and make a difference - Sunday will be a challenge, but I'm ready for it! Wish me luck!

Thanks in advance for your support, guys!

Jeanie
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Hey, best of luck Jeanie - do your stuff, ride safe, and have a great time - and of course, keep us posted!

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Thanks for your encouragement

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Hey, best of luck Jeanie - do your stuff, ride safe, and have a great time - and of course, keep us posted!

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Thanks so much for your support Belle, I really appreciate it! And yes, I'll be sure to report back and tell how it all went...

Jeanie
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I did it!

See the thread under HU Bar - My First Big Ride - for how I got on!

Jeanie
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good Luck, looking forward to seeing the photos on here
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Congratulations Jeanie, that will give you lots of motivation for your next mission. I love to support Unicef, because I feel they are a serious group of people. I also support Medecins sans frontier, who are also very present in North and Central Africa.

Here's to your challenge, I'll follow your movement. If you're in France and need anything don't hesitate to contact me and I'll see what I can do.

All the best.

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