My name is Chris Pennington. I have always been passionate about adventuring in the great outdoors and enjoying the incredible nature around me. My childhood was an active one, with many family holidays spent on skiing and camping expeditions. In recent years I have nurtured and developed my interests to combine a degree in commercial photography with my love of outdoor adventure. Helping children to restore sight and prevent blindness is a cause I feel strongly about, as without my sight I would have been denied the beauty around me and the career path I have chosen. Please take the time to find out more about my mission One Gear, One Long Ride, and my role as Youth Ambassador for Sight For All.
One Gear, One Long Ride (for sight) has been a lifelong dream and one which will see me peddle through some of Australia’s most stunning scenery. This not-for-profit bicycle trip will raise vital funds and awareness for Australian charitable organisation Sight For All. My challenge will be to commence at Shark Bay, the western most point of Australia, and ride all the way to the eastern tip of the country on a single speed bike. The long and beautiful 8000km expedition will take me down the west coast of Australia, across the Nullarbor Plain to Adelaide, along the Great Ocean Road, and up the east coast to the finishing line at Cape Byron Lighthouse. I have calculated that it should take three months to complete throughout the winter months of 2018.
Please follow and support my One Gear, One Long Ride mission on Facebook, Instagram, and my dedicated blog at www.onegear.com.au. I will be creating a documentary which will follow all the stages of my journey from the planning through to the trip preparations and of course the ride itself. I am very excited about the journey and cannot wait to get underway and share it with you all!
If you wish to be a part of my exciting challenge, please consider becoming a One Gear, One Long Ride sponsor or make a much-appreciated donation to support Sight For All and their sustainable childhood blindness prevention initiatives. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a chat or more information.
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