Cycle Ride across Australia - Vilas Silverton
Bristol Sri Chinmoy Centre member Vilas Silverton recently completed a 5,474km cycle ride across Australia - as part of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race.
Vilas from Bristol, England started in Perth on 17 March and finished in Sydney nearly four weeks later. The route crossed the wide uninhabited plains of Western Australia before passing through the cities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. During the race, Vilas rode mostly unsupported, often sleeping in make-shift shelters and buying his food on the way. For over 3,000 miles Vilas had to contend with heat, traffic, fatigue, long straight sections of headwind, the weight of his equipment, and the occasional temperamental kangaroo.