Eckart Altenkamp my neighbour will be trading the comfort of a chair for 5 days in the saddle. Eckart is embarking on the crossing of the Simpson Desert, a bike race where 25 riders cover 580 km, across 1,200 sand dunes, in 5 days from Burni Bore, SA (a tin shed) along the French Line to Birdsville (QLD).
Between those 2 locations he certainly won’t find an office chair, there will be no chairs at all, he will find absolutely nothing. No settlement, no house, no shower, no toilet, just an expanse of desert.
Why is he doing it, well he wants to and Ekki will raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the process.. (RFDS) provides the finest care to more than 290,000 Australians each year – that’s one person every two minutes. ICE is proud to be part of it and has contributed to Eckki’s endeavour.
If you are interested in this amazing challenge, or donating to this great cause please visit please contact me and I will pass on the details.