I am a Queenslander through and through being a local of the Redcliffe Peninsula. From the days since finishing school, I completed an apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner and after some years in engineering, moved to Sales Engineer and Management with Amoco Australia. I have been self employed since December 1975 wherein I started and operated a very successful Retail Tyre Service on the Redcliffe Peninsula. In late 1982 on the day after seeing the opening of the Commonwealth Games here in Brisbane, I registered the name of Matilda Fuel Supplies and the Matilda Fuel business was commenced in January 1983. We had 54 Retail Sites and a good hunk of wholesale trade plus operated our own transport fleet. In November 2007 I sold the business but retained all the properties. Today, my business is mostly property and operates from Narangba. My long standing staff are making it easy for me, to now look at a level of retirement so bike riding and enjoying the fellowship by fellow riders is providing a great transition. I have 2 boys and 5 grandchildren which definitely keeps me active. I love life. Pok.

My Team

Charity Partner

Thank you to my donors

Hbg Pty Ltd

Good luck on your ride mate. This donation is my way of avoiding being harassed into joining the brotherhood of Lycra.

$10.01k

Tfa Project Group

Best of luck on a successful ride POK! May the strong NZ wind always be on your back and the sun, if visible for a fleeting moment, shine upon on your face! Regards, Tam, John and the TfA team.

$10.01k

Tam Faragher

All the best, have a great ride Peter. Tam Faragher

$10k

Porter Davies Lawyers

Old mate - Ride like the wind is at your back. Stop at each winery you come across and have a drink because man can not live on bread and bike alone. Will look forward to a drink back in Brisbane and you can dazzle me with your stories of adventure and danger..Porter

$10k

Marcus Brooks

Congratulations Peter on such a great effort, yet again!

$5.01k

Paul Cameron

$5k

Anonymous

just keep pedaling and stay out of trouble

$2.76k

Peter O’keeffe

For the Rider

$2.36k

Morgans Financial Limited

Great effort POK - Tony and the team from Morgans ride with you!!

$1,000

Neil Horrocks

$510

Linda Kinnane

It's all downhill to Queenstown, enjoy the ride and don't forget to count the sheep.

$510

Lok

Ride safely and enjoy.

$510

Julian Simpson

Hope your campaign was successful Pete.

$510

Andrew & Mandy Kertai

Good luck Pok

$500

Redcliffe Cycles

Safe journey and avoid the sheep :) All the very best from Mark and the lads at Redcliffe Cycles

$500

Wok :)

Amazing effort at just 47, so proud of you

$500

Pv Group Pty Ltd

$250

Paul Wilson & Family

Pok you are a Legend and Inspiration to all. Have a safe and enjoyable ride and your I look forward to being your water boy!

$208

Gordon Miller

Go Peter!

$208

Ray Vedelago

Good luck Peter on this 1000 km ride Its a credit to you in many ways Also you are a wonderful person and neighbour awaiting yours safe return Ray and Ilda

$208

Anonymous

Go hard but Stay Upright

$200

Natasha Hadenham

$104

Alf & Vicki Ponticello

Admire your Determination & Dedication. Enjoy the scenery.

$104

Tarryn Mccullagh

Go POK! Such an amazing effort.

$104

Ralph Condon

Great effort POK, we look forward to catching up next month. Cheers, Ralph & Tia

$104

Stephen & Lyn Bell

Peter best of luck for a safe ride in NZ! Awesome effort by you and your daily support crew - Wendy! Keep training hard and we look forward to you achieving your goal.

$100

Marie Wood

$100

Kerry Crowley

$52

Bennett Family

Good luck on the ride Pok! What a massive effort.

$52

Riley, Keira & Ciarna

Well done Poppa!! We're all so very proud of you for your AMAZING achievement! Love Riley, Keira & Ciarna xxx

$30

Anonymous

keep up the great work, you are inspiring !!

$26

Louise Wilson

Have a great ride

$26

Ryan Moloney

Great job Pok!

$25

Maya Moloney

Great work and thank you

$20