Prior to Cycle the Nation Australia, there were two cycle events, one rowing event and a marathon.
The two cycling events were cycling the length of Japan in April 1993 and the length of Malaysia from the border of Singapore to the border with Thailand in September 1995.
The rowing event was in Guadalcanal the Solomon Islands in December 1996 from Lambi Bay to Honiara, and the marathon was the London Marathon in March 2000.
MONEY RAISED BY PREVIOUS EVENTS
CAPE SATA TO CAPE SOYA
The Japan cycle event was called ‘The 1993 Cycle Against Childhood Leukemia Appeal’ when three cyclists, Paul and Nick Atkinson, and Robert Gemmell, cycled 3,200 kms from Cape Sata in Kyushu in the south to Cape Soya in Hokkaido in the north from 2nd April 1993 to 1st May 1993 to raise funds for three charities, Childrens’ Cancer Association Japan (CCAJ), Tokyo Children’s Cancer Study Group (TCCSG), and Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood Trust International (CLIC).
Our major sponsors
MALAYSIA TO THAILAND BORDER
The Malaysia cycle event was called the “1995 Cycle to Help Children in Need Appeal” when four cyclists, Paul Barratt, Nick Atkinson, Andrew McPherson, and Robert Gemmell cycled 1,112kms from the Malaysia / Singapore border in the south along the west coast of Malaysia to the Malaysia / Thailand border in the north to raise funds for three charities: Lions Lyfe-line Leukaemia Fund, the National Welfare Foundation, and again for Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood Trust International.
A special thank you to
SOLOMON ISLAND ROW
LAMBI BAY TO HONIARA, AROUND GUADALCANAL
The Solomon Islands event was called the “Lambi Bay to Honiara Row – 1996” when two rowers, Max Conroy and Robert Gemmell, rowed from Lambi Bay to Honiara around Guadalcanal from 22nd to 24th December 1996 to raise funds for two charities: the Save the Children Fund and the Solomon Islands Red Cross.
A special thank you to BP Fibreglass, Club Freeway, National Bank of Solomon Islands, Total Water Services and Solomon Islands Telecom.
On Sunday 16th April 2000 two runners, Alistair Morris and Robert Gemmell, joined 32,618 others (us and 31,559 others finished!!) to run the 20th running of the annual marathon in London to raise funds for Whiz Kids.