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Participating in the 2014 Variety NSW B to B Bash.
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Please check back as we will endeavour to make lots of posts from on the road. That way we can keep in touch.
Remember – this is a charity gig, and we’re all doing it for the kids.
Brisbane to Busby’s Bore Bash – 7 August – 17 August 2014!!
WHEN. WHERE. HOW FAR?
Pre-Bash Day 1. Wednesday 6th August. Travel from Sydney to Coffs Harbour 533 km
Pre-Bash Day 2. Thursday 7th August. Coffs Harbour to Sea World on the Gold Coast 328 km
Pre-Bash Day 3. Friday 8 August. Gold Coast to Brisbane 80 km
Day 1. Friday 8th August. Brisbane to Bundaberg = 425 km
Day 2. Saturday 9th August. Bundaberg to Blackwater = 516 km
Day 3. Sunday 10th August. Blackwater to Barcaldine = 502 km
Day 4. Monday 11th August. Barcaldine to Burrenbilla = 648 km
Day 5. Tuesday 12th August. Burrenbilla to Brewarrina = 492 km
Day 6. Wednesday 13th August. Brewarrina to Broken Hill = 611 km
Day 7. Thursday 14th August. Broken Hill to Balranald = 539 km
Day 8. Friday 15th August. Balranald to Bonegilla = 523 km
Day 9. Saturday 16th August. Bonegilla to Bowral = 518 km
Day 10. Sunday 17th August. Bowral to Busby’s Bore = 155 km
TOTAL DISTANCE = Office Bash km – 4,929 Ks (overall 5870 kms )
The Bash was originated by businessman, explorer and philanthropist Dick Smith in June 1985
…when he organised a group of people to travel from Sydney to Bourke in Far West New South Wales, and from there to Burketown in Northern Queensland. Dick wanted to take a few mates for a drive in the outback in old cars and at the same time raise money for charity. He charged everyone to enter, and entrants were able to bribe the officials or be fined.
That first event raised $250,000 for Variety and was known as the Bourke to Burketown Bash.
The annual Variety Bash is Australia’s most successful charity motoring event.
It is the focal point of fund raising efforts by many hundreds of supporters of Variety, with the money raised helping ill, special needs and disadvantaged children.