Matt Hill

THANK YOU

What a time this is…

Let me begin by saying how delighted I am to be a part of such great support for Black Dog Institute.

Right now, looking after one another couldn’t be of higher priority. We are, after all, in this together.

We face extraordinary, unprecedented strain and although this virus has taken a very firm grip, it won’t outmuscle our resolve.

For good reason of course, the landscape drastically changed with respect to restrictions on travel, and this time my Overlanding cycle was not to be.

I do plan to stick to my side of this deal and will keep you posted on future challenges on the bike as they come.

THANK YOU for your spirit of giving and generosity towards Black Dog Institute.

All the donations will certainly be put to great use.

I’m cycling across Australia to support Black Dog Institute

Things aren't always easy. Times can be tricky and just like now, it can get really tough. We need to look out for one another...

Mental illness affects 1 in 5 people every year, with depression and anxiety being the most common conditions. Team Black Dog turn groundbreaking research into life saving action.

Mental illness doesn’t discriminate. It affects people from all walks of life — individuals, families, workplaces and communities. If it doesn't affect you or your loved ones now, it may one day  

Please offer your support and give generously to the wonderful work of the Black Dog Institute. Do spread the word by kindly sharing this fundraising link.   

Your support will encourage me to keep going in the epic "INDIAN-PACIFIC WHEEL RACE" (IndiPac/ IPWR) starting in Perth on March 21st.

Single stage 5500km solo and unsupported cycle through the Nullarbor Plain, Adelaide hills, Melbourne, Canberra and back to Sydney.

Rider name "mattussio" on MAProgress

https://indianpacificwheelride2020.maprogress.com/?n=31

Instagram account "bulmers_no_ice"

https://www.instagram.com/bulmers_no_ice/

Cheers,

Matt

 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.89k

Joseph Fayyad

Awesome! You are a great leader and role model, very proud to have you on our team.

$400

Mick And Wendy

We know how hard you have trained towards this unbelievable challenge and will be with you in spirit all the way. So proud to sponsor you towards your goal for such an important cause. Good luck Matt. You will have many angels on your shoulder. Ride like the wind!

$394

Peter Hill

Very sad for you that you were not able to continue having done so amazingly well. N, S, O and T's message says it all. Look forward to talking to you before long to get the full story. We couldn't be more proud of you. Dadx

$312

Jim Barrett-lennard

Incredibly proud of you Matt !! Be safe and look forward to hearing all about it when you get home.

$260

Katia Tallarico & Nicholas Plowman

Yoga-sthah Kuru Karmani... "Established in Being (meditate), Perform Action (ride!)"

$260

Natalie & Wayne Richardson

All the Best Matt. What a Challenge you have given yourself. Hope you try and enjoy it, but the pain will be cruel. You are up to it.....🇦🇺⭐️🥇🤷‍♀️👑

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Nick, Sav, Orly And Tilly

Cuz this was going to come through in stages. It's never going to be enough for what you are doing. No matter what has just happened you are an inspiration and totally awesome. I wish this covid wasn't getting in the way and completely gutted for you. I know it's likely no consolation but to have gotten to this stage and done a distance that already visible from space and on screen size map of the world is an extraordinary feat and I know you would have absolutely smashed it. Love and respect. Btw I'm really counting on this donation standing despite events so let me know if need to do anything to make that happen. Xxx

$250

Jamie Hill

You do not, of course, have to be bonkers to take on such a challenge, but it probably helps! And what a great cause: best of luck and may the wind be always at your back!

$208

Ianthe Pietersz

Enjoy the ride!

$200

Anonymous

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Steve Kazacos

Good to see you tracking well. Shame the race was cut short! Proud of your efforts.

$156

Peter Hill

I hope this donation will be the first of many. Look after yourself.

$156

Duncan & Jacinta

Matt, massive effort to prep for this, gutsy to stick with the plan despite the challenges and we were gutted you were forced to down tools. I'm sure you'll be back out there very soon and in the meantime, as you say, a cause that's even more important. Best, Duncan & Jacinta

$156

Janice Dang

What a great cause, Matt - thank you for doing this, and all the best!

$156

Mary & Jason South

Go go go my little bro! Wishing you loads of luck. So so proud of you and the crazy challenges you set yourself. Lots of love M&J xxx

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Jerrold Abbertson

Best of luck champ, will be cheering you on from here!

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Anonymous

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Sarah Galea

Go you good man!! Epic journey ahead - you will totally smash it!! 💪🏼💪🏼

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Anthony Farley

Good luck Mattie x big respect x

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Rowena Crawford-phillips

Amazing Matt!!

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Rachel Greene

Four wheels move your body but two wheels move your soul ! Good luck and safe riding, REG

$104

Edward Hope

Good luck you beast!

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Joanne Poulos

Good luck Matt! What a challenge and a great cause 👍

$104

Amy

Good luck Matt!

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Kate, Askandar, Zakir And Hani

Amazing , typically ambitious and slightly nuts challenge to be taking on darling cousin. Wouldn’t expect anything less. Look after yourself. Missing you! Xxx

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Helen Edwards

Big virtual high five to you! Well done, in advance! Xx

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Alicianne

Good luck! This sounds like a mad man adventure. Enjoy the quiet

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Guy Dolton

Can’t imagine you’ll do anything but absolutely smash it. Remember if you sleep just slightly more than you did in the 2000’s you’ll be fine

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Katriona

You have set yourself an incredible challenge, Matt, for a good cause! We will keep an eye on your progress and hope to be able to cheer you on as you whizz past us along the banks of the Yarra! Avancez!

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Steve Hacker

Good luck on this truly epic ride mate! Take care of yourself. Look forward to catching up when you're back.

$104

Alexandra Harvey

A truly incredible and admirable feat. Ride like the wind Matt.

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Steve Hill

Superhero status has already been achieved so no need to clear that bar again. We want you back safe!! Much love Uncle Dome, Tracy, Alex and Flynn

$104

Ksenia & Nicholas Miller

Wonderful cause mate, we couldn’t be prouder! Cheers from Toronto.

$104

Stuart Begg

This is a deposit mate - there'll be a cheque waiting for you at the Opera House steps. You're a bloody legend. I know how much you've put into getting to the start line, on top of a stressful job. You deserve two weeks of doing what you love to benefit those who are doing it tough. Inspirational. Chapeau, my friend.

$104

Veronica Kingi

We're all cheering you on Matt! All the best V

$104

Luke Browne

You’re an incredible human, Mattussio! Go get em’ mate

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Ross, Bec, Harriet & Florence

Good luck Matt. Great cause.

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Ben Furtick

Good luck Matt! I’m sure you’re going to crush it. Can’t wait to hear all about it once you make it to the end!

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Cheria Ledward

What a Godson - stay safe

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Emma Ryan

You’re a legend. Already smashed day one. Steam train mindset is working like a charm. So inspiring Matt, see you in Sydney

$100

Diana Hill

Loads of luck all the way. Don't forget the sun tan lotion! Love you Mum xx

$100

A Tale Of Two Errors

Try to stay on the bike this time round, coffee on me when you make it back bud.

$100

Michael Holding

You are a crazy man, but the good crazy, I will have a beer in hand while you pass me on the street cheering you on.

$100

Vanig K

Good luck Matt!

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Victoria Stainton

Ride like the wind x

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Georgie Young

Go you good thing! Will be dot watching with baited breath!!! Good luck, have fun! Xx

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Marcus Clements

Good luck!

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Sam Webb

Inspirational mate. Absolute legend

$78

Russell West

So sorry your adventure has been cut short - we know you would have made the distance and achieved your goal! Lorrie & Russell

$75

Tim Ridler

Unbelievable effort - all the best!

$72.80

Paul Knight

Well done Matt. You are a legend!

$52

Jeremy Hill

Sending you love and safe wishes for your epic journey and your great support for another much needed area of understanding and assistance xoxo

$52

Tatiana Pettinato

Good luck Matt!

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Caroline Ford

Best of luck on an epic ride!

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Julie Kelly

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Nick Theodossi

Well done Matt great cause

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Beryl Arthur

Best wishes Matt for such a huge endurance test.

$52

Mavis And Greg Wells

Go Matt What a challenge

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Aneecer Saleeb

Wishing you all the best

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Ed Rose

You're crazy in the best possible way! Best of luck with the adventure and hope to hear many crazy stories

$52

Janet Hui

All the very Best. Happy Biking!

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Arthur Tsirtsakis

Well done mate. Go hard!

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Giles Silvester

Smash On!

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Jono Boyd

Great cause Matt and awesome challenge. Enjoy. Jono

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Harry Swinnerton

Mattttusio, Another amazing adventure, but also insanely long. Be careful, and enjoy the ride!

$52

Farleys

What an athlete and amazing human! See you on the other side, much love from Dan and Megs xxxx

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Abi

All the best on your big adventure for such a great cause!

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Marcia And Campbell

All the best in undertaking this incredible journey and raising money for an extremely worthwhile cause. What an amazing experience!

$52

Serena Kynaston

Go Matt!! What an amazing challenge! Much love Xx

$50

Nick Willetts

Monumental challenge!! There are not many who would or could take this on! Stay safe and keep the diesel topped up with fudge bars

$50

Tim Marchant

Probably essential reading: https://www.merlincycles.com/blog/8-tips-to-avoid-a-sore-arse/

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Vanessa Tran

Cycle safe!

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Naveen Muttukuru

All the Best Matt

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Lynette Mossenton

Stay safe and good luck Matt

$41.60

Anastasia Grawe

⚡️⚡️🚵🏻‍♀️🚴🏻‍♂️🚵🏻🚴🏻‍♂️⚡️⚡️ GO MATT GO!!!! Good luck! You’re gonna smash it!!

$31.20

Secret Fundraising Admirer

HOORAH Matt!

$31.20

Dani, Noush And Jude Xxx

Go Mattie!!!! What an amazing feat.

$31.20

Wendy Thompson

What a marathon, the very best of luck!

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Thomas Erwin

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Chris Sambrook

Best Wishes for a great cause! From where are you leaving in Perth?

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Anonymous

Good on you Matt. Riding for a great cause