Their plans are progressing but they need to be as the 2018 Singleton Postie Bike Bash is quite the ambitious journey.
This time around they are packing up all their gear, making their way to Uluru, and then, riding back to Singleton from May 16 -24 to raise money for both Cystic Fibrosis and MS Australia.
So this means the organisers – Craig “Skillo” Skillen, Kieran “Nitro” Nugent and Dan Kramer – are not only busy taking care of the logistics, they are chasing sponsors and donations.
And, thankfully Jayco Newcastle has stepped up to the plate.
Dan says the Damian, Rachel, and the team are a great bunch of people who get behind many charity events.
“We are very pleased that they have chosen to support us this year. They have generously donated $1000 towards our cause, plus they are accumulating a bunch of giveaways and prizes we can raffle on our tour,” he says.
“We thank them very much for their support.”
Dan is also pleased to announce their Postie Bike raffle was a success.
“The postie bike was drawn on Australia Day at The Caledonian Hotel and was won by Jacinta Creighton from Wagga Wagga,” he explains.
“Congratulations to Jacinta and a special thanks to the hotels and all the people who supported us with displaying the bike and buying tickets over the last several months.”
The prize not only included the bike but free entry to the bash which is set to be another unique adventure that will benefit many.
In 2014, the inaugural bash saw them grab their swags and humble ‘postie’ bikes to make a 3000 kilometre round trip from Singleton to Cameron Corner.
Traversing difficult terrain at an average speed of only 60km per hour they made it to the iconic isolated location, 140 km west of Tibooburra at the junction of the New South Wales, South Australian and Queensland borders where they achieved their goal of playing Tri-State Golf.
Their first effort, and associated events, saw a massive $40 000 raised for Cystic Fibrosis.
And despite the dangers the riders faced, they did it all again in 2016.
Lightning Ridge, Bourke, and Nindigully were some of the destinations visited during yet another treacherous trip.
Along the way a 50th birthday was celebrated at Cobar, and at Lightning Ridge the group checked out the mine shafts and took a dip in the Artesian Bore Baths.
They only suffered one causality on the 3300km 10-day trek – and raised $37 200.
“Even if we only raise $30 000 this time, it will bring the total amount money we have raised from three rides up to $100 000,” explains Skillo.