Adam Ge­orgelin com­pletes 120km jour­ney

Mansfield Courier - - News - By SAM ROUGET

ALONG with his team of sup­port­ers – friends, fam­ily and peo­ple who had been touched by his story – Adam Ge­orgelin re­cently fin­ished his three day wheel­chair jour­ney along the Great Vic­to­rian Rail Trail (GVRT).

Ar­riv­ing at 3.15pm, Adam rode in on his wheel­chair and was re­lieved to have made it to his fi­nal des­ti­na­tion for the Push On Wheel­chair Chal­lenge.

While he was tired, he and wife Tammy were greeted warmly by lo­cals and re­ceived plenty of sup­port for his jour­ney.

Adam be­gan his three­day jour­ney in Tal­la­rook, where he trekked along the GVRT to his first night of ac­com­mo­da­tion at the Yea Foot­ball Net­ball Club.

Early the next morn­ing – what Adam de­scribes as “the hard­est” day of all – they be­gan their ride to­wards Mer­ton, where they would stay for their sec­ond night.

Wak­ing up on the third and fi­nal morn­ing of his jour­ney, the group were ready to roll.

Af­ter ar­riv­ing in Mans­field, he re­flected on the trip and how hard some el­e­ments of it had been.

Adam said that while he en­joyed it, he wouldn’t do it again.

“It’s not a chal­lenge if you can do it again,” he said.

HAVE WHEEL­CHAIR, WILL TRAVEL: Adam Ge­orgelin rode into Mans­field on his wheel­chair, hav­ing trav­elled over 120 kilo­me­tres on the Great Vic­to­rian Rail Trail.

PHOTO: Sam Rouget

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