When DAVID JONES was approached to take part in the Steve Waugh Foundation’s inaugural Captain’s Ride in 2015, he knew it would be an incredibly tough event, but also that he would be riding with Steve Waugh – someone he has admired his entire life. The partner and head of Baker & McKenzie’s Sydney Real Estate Group tells of the power of pushing yourself beyond limits and giving up in the process.
I am an endurance sport addict. Since 2008, I have completed 25 ultra-running events from 75km to 175km, a handful of marathons and obstacle races, and a 25-hour military-inspired physical and mental deprivation course. But I had never tried my hand at road cycling.
Six days of riding more than 900km from the start in Wiseman’s Ferry to the finish in Byron Bay – with some big mountains in between – was daunting.