CYCLING with Jimmy Bee

Cleveland Point, Qld., Australia

My ride from Cleveland Point, Qld. to Redland Bay, on 4th June, was for Sarz.

Let me explain – Sara Zelenak lived in the adjoining suburb of Ormiston, Qld. Like a lot of young Australians she headed for London as part of her life’s journey taking her through Europe. Sara was to meet her parents Julie and Mark Wallace at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on the 30th June, 2017. Tragically this meeting did not take place as Sara’s journey was cut short on 3rd June, 2017. She was brutally stabbed to death along with others in the London Bridge & Borough Markets terrorist attack.

Julie and Mark Wallace have since founded the Sarz Sanctuary, a not for profit foundation, in honour of their daughter.

Sarz Sanctuary provides support for those suffering from traumatic grief as a result of a sudden or violent death.

In 2018 Julie and Mark, along with four other riders, cycled from Sara’s place of death, London Bridge and arrived at the Eiffel Tower one year to the day to honour their commitment and meet Sara’s spirit. They decided to make this ride an annual event. Not everyone who wants to be part of this organisation, is able to partake in the actual annual ride, so a virtual ride was formed so that interested riders could register with the organisation and complete 350 km over the month of June. Three riders from our small cycling group “U3A’s (University of the 3rd Age) “Easyriders” signed up to complete the ride.

For further information on SARZ-SANCTUARY.ORG hit the following link

Cycling Cleveland – Redland Bay, Qld. Australia

I started my ride from Cleveland Point. The above photo is of Raby Bay which looking towards the point is on the left side. It was blowing a gusting head wind of 30 to 40 kmh and as it had been snowing on the Granite Belt to the south west earlier in the morning it was cold and hard going in places. I know, I am being a bit of a drama queen but living in the sub tropics I am much more used to hot weather than cold.

Pt. Halloran conservation area

One of the best features of this ride is that you combine riding through forest areas with riding alongside of the bay

Pt. Halloran, Victoria Point, Qld.

I rode along this path with the bay on my left and looking towards Victoria Point. This ride is one of two on Redland Coast which has an abundance of beautiful seascapes and I never get sick of riding it, because from a photographer’s point of view, it is forever changing depending on the day, the season, the mood. Just another stunning part of our Redland Coast.

Redland Bay – Destination reached. All I have to do now is have a coffee at Pelicans View Cafe and return home. Overall distance 56 km.

Jimmy Bee

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