The "Bicentennial National Trail" (otherwise referred to as the "BNT") follows the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and the Eastern Escarpment from Cooktown QLD to Healesville VIC. As it winds along Australia's Eastern Seaboard the "BNT" reveals some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The Trail provides access through some of Australia's wildest, most inaccessible country and provides endless fascination for those interested in our unique geography, fauna and flora and traditional watering holes. The Berowra BNT blokes' goal is to travel the entire length of the trail in sections over the coming years.
Despite the baptism of fire last year when we completed the 530kms of section 1 from Cooktown to Gunnawarra by mountain bike over a 2-week period, the Berowra lads are lining up again this year to continue with Section 2 from Gunnawarra to Collinsville !! That's 655 kms in 14 days. Last year's challenge was the extremely physical traversal of the Great Dividing Range from Cooktown to Cape Tribulation to Mt Molloy and on to Mt Garnet and Gunnawarra. We literally climbed a couple of mountains and pushed, carried and rode our bikes with fully loaded panniers across some most inhospitable horse trails around Irvinebank and Kingsborough.
We will again be completing the journey in support of the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation. And in doing so we would like to dedicate the 2019 BNT Challenge to the memory of a truly wonderful family man in Bob Adam. Bob, who passed away recently, was the much loved Dad to Andrew Adam, one of our mates in the BNT riders group.
The plan is for 8 mountain bike riders (all 50+ old boofheads) supported by our trusty 80 Series Landcruiser support vehicle, and driver Westy, to set out from Gunnawarra on Saturday 8 June 2019 to complete the 655kms to Collinsville by Saturday 22 June 2019. While Section 2 will be a little flatter than section 1 the first 8 nights bush camping, without a pub in sight, may present a different type of challenge for the boys ???