The Captain's Ride 2017: Day Six Diary of The Captain's Ride
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The Captain’s Ride 2017: Day Six

Posted - 13 November, 2017


An emotional finish, famous guests and funds raised for a great cause – Day Six of the Captain's Ride.


The Captain’s Ride Diary: Day Six

Danny reveals of the sixth and final day’s riding, ‘We finished! The last leg of the Captain’s Ride was not an easy run-through by any stretch. We had a police green light escort for the last 40 km, which was amazing, and particularly because the last police escort undertaken by the Tasmanian police was in 1986.
  The Captain's Ride 2017 Steve Waugh Foundation Daley Thompson  
‘Day 6 culminated in a very emotional finish. Within our teams and across the board we’ve made a lot of new friendships, and are proud to have raised much-needed funds raised for a great cause in the Steve Waugh Foundation.’
On behalf of Danny and all the riders, we wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Steve Waugh Foundation with their generous donations. Danny has so far raised £2,655 to support children with rare diseases – help him raise even more.

Day Five by the Numbers:

  • Distance – 129.2km
  • Elevation – 1,358m
  • Moving Time – 5:52:27
  • Calories – 2,234
  Danny The Captain's Ride Day 6  

The Captain’s Ride by the Numbers:

  • Route – Cycling around Tasmania: Hobart–Launceston–Devonport–Cradle Mountain–Strahan–Tarraleah–Hobart
  • Famous Faces – Australian Cricket Steve Waugh, Olympic Decathlon Champion Daley Thompson, Formula One Driver Mark Webber, Brownlow medallists, Paralympians and Tour De France winners
  • Distance – 815.5km
  • Highest Elevation – 1,807m
  • Moving Time – 35 hours 30 mins
  Daley Thompson Danny Brooks The Captain's Ride 2017  

The Captain’s Ride may be over, but the riders are still fundraising until the beginning of December. Support Danny’s campaign here or donate to The Captain’s Ride here.


After completing the Captain’s Ride, Danny has flown from Tasmania to the UAE. VHR are exhibiting at the Dubai Air Show 2017 – come and see us at stand 860F.


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