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Posted on 3 November 2009

Campervan Hire AdelaideAn elderly South Australian rode his bicycle from Adelaide to Melbourne with his wife driving their campervan as a support vehicle.

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80-year-old John Woolcock says riding his bicycle to Melbourne was easy. “It wasn’t really hard work because I’ve never had a bike this good before,” he told the Murray Valley Standard, "It’s so easy to ride with 21 speeds.”

The Tailem Bend resident made a promise several years ago to ride from Adelaide to Melbourne when he turned 80.

"Little did he know his family was keen to see him keep the promise as they presented him with a new 21-speed bicycle for his birthday in March.

Mr Woolcock warmed up for the trip with a few short rides, covering the Adelaide to Mount Barker, Mount Barker to Callington and Callington to Coomandook legs of his trip in the months leading up to his major trek.

He set out for Melbourne from Coomandook on September 22 and rode about 600 kilometres over the next 12 days.

With wife Elsie following with the couple’s camper van, Mr Woodcock wound his way through freeways and country roads, at one stage covering 81km in a single day."

Despite the mammoth effort required, Mr Woodcock told media that his body coped just fine with just the odd twinge in his knee and hip.

Video: Dutch travellers taking a seaside break on their way to Adelaide from Sydney

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