2021 Melbourne Challenge Day 1

Day 1 Chain Reaction 2021, an early start for must that live more than 5kms from the city but everyone met at the start. All us newbie I’m sure were is the same boat, anxiety levels high with anticipation.

As we got ready, there were individual and team photos to mark the amazing work we are all doing. Not long after we had the final briefing before rolling out, the peloton looked amazing in their team kicks and the support crew are so well organised.

We started off easy and I thought I’ve got this with us rolling through the back streets and ocean views of Altona, I’ll forget the smell as we picked up the pass. Like most places in Melbourne road works are always a big feature.

As we made our way further, heading to our destination we heading on the freeway and boy was I in the wrong spot in the peloton but like everyone has been one of the guys got me back to the mid pack when we were not far from our lunch stop at the beautiful You Yangs.

Leaving our final stop for the day, after all fuelling up I was on the front with our super coach Dave McKenzie with my Henley team behind me and did rotations on the front and the wide picked up and as we came into Geelong we even had some family of the team awaiting our arrival.

Day 1 down! Now time to stretch, relax and refuel for another big day tomorrow. 

My Activity Tracking


My target 0kms

Thank You To My Donors

Jason Hermann

Good luck sis. I know you are going to smash it


Sarina Austin

Get it KP!!


Tenille Taylor

Good luck, go get ‘em



From Tricia and Aky keep going love you loots see you soon


Cathy Brett


Dianne Hermann


Emily Staddon



Good luck Karen! :-)




Lisa Hermann

Wishing you all the best for your ride. Love Lisa, Jason and Lucas


Allison Cohen

What a great effort


Terry Paterson

Go girl go


Sruthi Sridhar

Good Luck KP.! You got this! #REPRESENT


Thai Chau

Keep up the inspiring and amazing work Karen!


Danieka Coleman

What an amazing effort, get it KP!


Danielle On


Kath Everetts

Good luck Karen! Great cause xx


Stacey Stefanidakis


Ruby & James Johnston

Amazing!! Good luck 🍀


Rebecca Simmons

It takes courage to start, strength to endure and resolve to finish. You’ll smash it. Xoxoxo


Amanda And Michael Vernik

Good luck 🚴 what an amazing journey ahead! 👏