START: 6:00am Saturday 31 August

FULL DISTANCE 6264k top to bottom!

Peter Gargano Age: 66  Coffs Harbour NSW

Nationality: Australian

Bike: Giant Model: XTC Advanced 2 HT 29r Gears: 2X11 26:36f 11:42r

Power: Dynamo SP PX-8X, Battery: 7.2V x 10,000 mAh

Tent: no name Chinese Bivvy: Space Blnkt Bag: Adventuridge (Aldi)

Mat: Nature VENTURES (Chinese) 

Bikepacking Race Experience:

Hunt 1000, 2017 ~350 km (DNF - mechanical - 2.5 days)

 Cloudride, 2018 ~150 km, ( DNF - medical - 1 day)

 Cloudride 500k (prologue) 2019 (3.5 days)

Comments: "If I thought TABE was going to be easy then I probably wouldn't be too interested. The most difficult part will be meeting my own expectations.  The best time will simply be when everything is working and I'm out on my bike enjoying it!. I hope to complete the course in 40-45 days, but if I can go faster then I will.

Paul Lester  Age: 54  Cooma NSW

Nationality: Australian

Bike: Scott Model: Scale plus  Rigid 29r Gears: 2x 10

Power: Batteries

Bivvy: J&H Gortex Bag: One Planet

Mat: Thermarest NeoAir

Bikepacking Race Experience: 2 x finisher US Tour Divide 2016, 2017

Adventure Race: Susitna 100 Alaska fatbike wilderness race 100 miles x 13 finishes

Comments: Thought I'd better do a ride in my own Country!

Steven MacLeod  Age: 55 Auckland NZ

Nationality: New Zealand

Bike: Specialized Model: 'Louis Crosby special' 29r Rigid Gears: 1X Dinner plate on the granny.

Power: Dynamo 

Sleep Gear: Bivvy: Macpac Bag: Macpac Mat: Exped

Bikepacking Race Experience: 2018 Terra Australis illness enforced DNF!

2016 Tour Aotearoa [3,000k]  Adventure Race: 76th 2016 World Champs. 

Comments: I've noticed the idea of the Terra Australis is completely unexplainable to anyone who never steps out of the ordinary and completely explainable to those who do.



START: 8:00am Sunday 22 September

Mark Riley  Age: 59 Toowong Qld

Nationality: Australian

Bike: Ebay  Model: St Lucia Rigid, 700x35 Gears: 2X 33:42, 11:48

Power: Dynamo 

Sleep Gear: Bivvy: SOL Bag: Katmandu Mat: bubble-wrap

Bikepacking Race Experience: Rookie but Audax regular

Matt Sheather  Age: 50 Gymea NSW

Nationality: Australian

Bike: Specialized Model: Crux 29r Rigid 700c

Power: Dynamo 

Sleep Gear: Tent: Hennesey Hammock Bag: Denali capsule 300 + liner Mat: Nil

Bikepacking Race Experience: 2019 Cloudride 500 Prologue DNF

XC Racing: A few placings in over 40's  24H 1st Two man Stromlo 

Adventure Race: Top ten overall Gloucester Mountain Man and Upper Murray Challenge

Trail Running: 6ft Track. 5hrs Sri Chinmoy Royal National Park 10k >50 Record

Comments: Got hooked after this years Cloudride 500, where I was continuously getting lost and DNF'd. Looking for a week away and couldn't think of a better thing to do. I will be better equipped after lessons learned at Cloudride and look forward to completing the Byron to Canberra leg within a week! Best of luck to everyone

Jeremy Barbe  Age: 36 Brisbane Qld

Nationality: Australian

Bike: Curve Model: GXR Rigid 27.5 Gears: 1X 32t 10:42

Power: SON Dynamo + 15,000mAh battery  

Sleep Bivvy: Alpkit  Bag: Katmandu Mat: Nemo 3/4

Bikepacking Race Experience: Great Southern NZ Brevet 1100k

Touring: NZ Sth Island, random Australia, Europe, Taiwan.

Comments: Had eyed off some of this route last year to explore when I had the time. Fortunately the Byron to Canberra stretch lined up with my holidays. 

I've explored some of some of the route previously, but know there is plenty of challenging and beautiful terrain out there. Can't wait and will hopefully be rolling into Canberra before the holidays finish up. 



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ABN 34 166 821 870 
Terra Australis Bike Epic©

Monaro Cloudride©

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Ride Co-ordinator: Steve Watson
M: 0417710999
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