Wrocławian Completes Epic 5,500km Cycle Across Australia

Wrocław bicycle courier Paweł Puławski has successfully completed the route of the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, which sees cyclists pedal 5,500km across Australia. 

The grueling endurance race did not officially take place this year. The event had to be cancelled following a court inquest into the death of English cyclist Mike Hall, who was tragically killed as a result of being hit by a car during last year's race.

Despite the late cancellation, Paweł and many other riders who had travelled 'down under' decided to embark on the epic cycle anyway. Due to the cancellation of the race, the cyclists could not count on the support of medical teams or dedicated water stations. Instead, they had to carry essentials in backpacks. 

19.5 days after starting in Fremantle on Australia's western coast, Paweł made it to the finishing line nearby Sydney Opera House.

Paweł's exploits in Australia are not his first achievement in endurance cycling. He has also completed the 4,200km Transcontinental Race and cycled all the way from the UK to Poland.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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