Updated July 2021
Tom's heading off!
Last year we wrote about Tommy Quick's incredible plans to ride the four points of Australia on his recumbent bicycle to raise money and awareness for social inclusion and stroke survivor support.
And now it is time for Tommy to hit the road! He is having a send off in Melbourne this Saturday, before heading across to Western Australia where he will start his incredible 9000 kilometre journey.
You can learn more from our original story below, and see Tom's send off flyer here.
That's right, the four points of our massive continent in one epic bike ride. That's the task that Tommy Quick is tackling next year on his 28th birthday. A 9000km, 50 week journey raising money and awareness for social inclusion and stroke survivor support.
Tommy plans to start in the western tip of WA before heading across the Nullarbor to south tip of the mainland in Victoria (sorry Tassie), up to most easterly point of Australia in Cape Byron and onto the tip of the continent, Cape York.
Along the 9000 kilometre journey, Tommy will be visiting 100 schools, chatting to over 10,000 students and hopefully raising $1 million dollars for his cause.
Tommy suffered a stroke at age 12 that changed his life forever. But what became clear to him very quickly was that this is not where his life stopped. Through unimaginable will and resilience Tommy rebuilt his life from that day and is now on a mission to use his strength to help others.
In 2018 Tommy joined us on the Great Vic Bike Ride as we travelled a mere 600 kilometres from Robe to Torquay — a route that Tommy will ride by on his 9000 kilometre journey next year.
There are plenty of ways you can get involved in Tommy's epic journey. Whether you're interested in riding, running or supporting for a stretch of the journey, he will certainly appreciate the company!
But of course the journey has already began in training and preparation, and you can follow the progress through the website the4points.org.LEARN MORE