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October 11, 2012
WHEN POPT Brian Fish completed
the epic 4200km Tour of Duty Ride
across the US in September he only
suffered a little saddle-soreness, but
said it was the stories and people he
met along the road he would remem-
ber long after the soreness had gone.
POPT Fish, of HMAS Kuttabul,
joined 23 others in the cycling
event conducted as a tribute to the
September 11 victims and the emer-
gency service workers who responded
to the terrorist attacks.
"The ride demonstrated how
strong the bond is between the US
and Australia, as the American people
were amazed that we were sharing this
experience with them," he said.
The PTI met hundreds of people
during the 20-stage event that start-
ed at USS Midway in San Diego on
August 12 and finished at USS
Intrepid in New York on September 10.
The cyclists pedalled 210km a day
as they passed through the US States
of California, Nevada, Colorado,
Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois,
Ohio, Pennsylvania and finally New
The cyclists paused along the route
to meet families of US military person-
nel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan as
well as emergency services personnel.
"One of my greatest memories was
the stories of courage and sacrifice
told by the families we met who had
lost loved ones, either in the military,
fire brigade or police," he said.
"These stories made me realise
how lucky we are here in Australia
because we have been sheltered from
the kind of terrorist attacks that have
rocked the US."
He said the highlight of the trip was
the memorial service in New York on
September 11 to mark the 11th anni-
versary of the attacks.
"This was a very special ceremony
that we shared with people who lost a
lot of friends, family and colleagues,"
THE Australian Defence Cycling Club is
sponsoring a team of riders in the 2012
Hartley Ability Cycle Challenge.
Riders will pedal 450km from Canberra
to Charlotte Pass and back over three days
from November 23-26.
The aim of the event is to raise money
for Hartley Lifecare, which provides ser-
vices such as respite care, in-home support,
transportation and recreation programs to
people living with a complex and physical
disability in the ACT region.
Defence team organiser LTCOL Chris
Gates said 12 Defence members were
involved this year. "If our team can raise
more than $30,000 this year, we will be
very happy," he said.
To donate visit: www.hartley.org.au
Cyclists ride to raise funds
SPECIAL MEMORIES: POPT Brian Fish, SGT Sean Seery, SGT Dan Ferguson and MAJ Ty Domin stop at a
rest area at the Grand Canyon during their Tour of Duty ride through 13 US states last month.
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