US cycle duo blown away by Aust
THE honeymoon was over a few hours into their 16,000 kilometre ride, but a love of Australia's scenery has kept the wheels of two Los Angeles natives turning for close to 1000 kilometres. Garratt Lamb and Kyle Young, both 23, arrived in Coolangatta this week for a breather on their nine-month massive charity cycle tour of Australia. The pair took to the saddle for the first time in their lives to inspire youth around the world to take life by the throat and enjoy it.
As well as filming their trip for a youth documentary, they are raising money for charities Free the Children, the Surfrider Foundation, Oz Green and Life Rolls On.
Having never really cycled before, they said they had already experienced their fair share of ups and downs on Australia's highways.
"We're like a married couple right now, we have our fights but we know the love is there and we keep going," said Mr Young.
"When we first arrived we were really afraid of like crocodiles, snakes and spiders, but we've found out the motorists are the most dangerous thing in Australia.
"We've been blown off our bikes by the massive semi trailiers."
Mr Lamb said he and Kyle were just a pair of surfers who wanted a challenge and hoped to inspire others. "There was a lot of disbelief when we told people what we were gonna do. People were like: 'Have you seen a map? It's huge'?".
"But people get it and when they see what we went though, with the planning and every- thing, hopefully it will motivate."
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