Palliative care nurse Bruno Cordier from Western Australia set off from Sydney on January 11 on his solo bike ride without a support vehicle across Australia to Perth via Adelaide. The event is called Cycling for Fistulas and the funds raised will go to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, to fund midwifery training and support for women who suffer childbirth injuries in Africa.
Since starting out from Sydney in the company of his sturdy bicycle Jimmy, Bruno has cycled his heart out across the steep inclines of the Blue Mountains and over the tough terrain of the Hay Plain. He exited New South Wales and briefly stopped over in Mildura in Victoria before crossing into Renmark in South Australia and on to Adelaide. That was 1436km in 10 days, with head winds and up to 45 degree Celsius heat, but Bruno managed to remain in high spirits and even a little ahead of schedule!
On the Hay Plain in hellish conditions.
After a two-day break in Adelaide, Bruno set out towards the west and about three days ago, came onto the Nullarbor Plain. We await reports of his crossing … but meanwhile you can sponsor Bruno’s ride here.
Safety for women in childbirth is what this is all about!