Royal Flying Doctor Service

Final update from our (first?) attempt to participate in the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.

As some of you already found out via FB, our trip to the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge took a surprising turn over the weekend. Gearbox failure at Pimba (SA), 170 km north of Port Augusta on Saturday - 2 days prior to race start. We are now stuck in Roxby Downs knowing that we will miss the race.
However, this no disaster. No accident, nobody has been hurt. It is utterly, utterly disappointing though. 

The best part of my attempt to fulfil a crazy dream is and will remain your support!!!

Once we are back on the road we will travel back via Flinders Ranges; hoping to have a great time on some 4WD tracks... also taking the bike for a spin.

We did upload a short version of our outback trip video to youtube. Here is the link:

Despite the fact that we did miss the race we think that we were able to produce some pretty cool footage incl. showing Australia from a drone’s perspective.

Thanks to donations we have raised over $5000 for the Royal Flying Doctors Service!!

You might want to check it out. Have fun!


Royal Flying Doctor Service

Eckart Altenkamp my neighbour will be trading the comfort of a chair  for 5 days in the saddle. Eckart is embarking on the crossing of the Simpson Desert, a bike race where 25 riders cover 580 km, across 1,200 sand dunes, in 5 days from Burni Bore, SA (a tin shed) along the French Line to Birdsville (QLD).
Between those 2 locations he certainly won’t find an office chair, there will be no chairs at all, he will find absolutely nothing. No settlement, no house, no shower, no toilet, just an expanse of desert.

Why is he doing it, well he wants to and Ekki will raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the process.. (RFDS) provides the finest care to more than 290,000 Australians each year – that’s one person every two minutes. ICE is proud to be part of it and has contributed to Eckki’s endeavour.

If you are interested in this amazing challenge, or donating to this great cause please visit please contact me and I will pass on the details.