Photo by Photoholgic
Like all good rides on FulGaz, there’s always a bit of a story to tell them.
Originally FulGaz’ founder, Mike, had planned to fly to Uluru to record the all important final stage of the Hope Cycle, Tour of Australia presented by Lifeline.
His bags were packed, his ticket was booked and he was ready to record the stunning red centre of Australia.
He tried on three separate occasions to visit Uluru but a series of rolling lockdowns across the country between March – August left the travel plans in disarray and we needed a solution fast.
Thankfully, we were able to get in touch with local rider, Juan Manuel Arango, who lives and works in the remote community of Yulara. just next to Uluru.
Having never filmed for FulGaz before, Juan jumped at the opportunity and produced a stunning ride worthy of the final stage of the Hope Cycle – Tour of Australia.
ABOUT THE RIDE
Nothing says “Australia” more in our minds than the stunning dawn colours of Uluru captured in this video.
This ride video starts at sunrise and you journey towards “the Rock” which dominates the landscape. You’ll turn on to a small dirt track and ride so close to Uluru you can almost touch it before turning away and heading back along the main highway.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Meegan and the team at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and the traditional owners the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people.
We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of this land, the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people, the traditional landowners of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park people and recognise their elders past, present and emerging.
WHEN CAN I RIDE IT?
Riders in the Hope Cycle Tour of Australia can enjoy this route from 7am AEST on Friday 10 September, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day 2021.
We will be joined via Zoom with WorldTour ride Brodie Chapman and a panel of other guests. More details and a zoom link will be emailed to Hope Cycle entrants in the coming days.
FulGaz subscribers will be able to ride this route after the finish of the Hope Cycle.
Our first ever ride from the Northern Territory, a mostly flat 16km route gives you a stunning sunrise view of Uluru.
Donate to the Hope Cycle
We created the Hope Cycle Tour of Australia with Lifeline with the sole aim to raise money for Lifeline, the leading provider of crisis support and suicide prevention in Australia, which sadly, is the busiest it’s ever been at the moment.
Currently they are answering a call from someone in crisis every 30 seconds, receiving over a million calls every year but they cannot answer all the calls for help.
Even though entries are closed for the Hope Cycle Tour of Australia, you can still donate directly to Lifeline. 100% of your donation goes directly to them.