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.


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.


Tam Faragher

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


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


Marcus Brooks

Congratulations Peter on such a great effort, yet again!


Paul Cameron



just keep pedaling and stay out of trouble


Peter O’keeffe

For the Rider


Morgans Financial Limited

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


Neil Horrocks


Linda Kinnane

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



Ride safely and enjoy.


Julian Simpson

Hope your campaign was successful Pete.


Andrew & Mandy Kertai

Good luck Pok


Redcliffe Cycles

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


Wok :)

Amazing effort at just 47, so proud of you


Pv Group Pty Ltd


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!


Gordon Miller

Go Peter!


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



Go hard but Stay Upright


Natasha Hadenham


Alf & Vicki Ponticello

Admire your Determination & Dedication. Enjoy the scenery.


Tarryn Mccullagh

Go POK! Such an amazing effort.


Ralph Condon

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


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.


Marie Wood


Kerry Crowley


Bennett Family

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


Riley, Keira & Ciarna

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



keep up the great work, you are inspiring !!


Louise Wilson

Have a great ride


Ryan Moloney

Great job Pok!


Maya Moloney

Great work and thank you