Our son, Graham was part of a support team in 2011 and became determined to enter in 2012. We thought we would be a support crew for another rider this year but that did not eventuate so successfully applied to become Water-Stop Officials. We have been in or across the Simpson Desert at least once per year since 1998, it is always different but this was quite a new experience.

Congratulations to everybody involved in this marvelous event; organisers, riders, officials, support crews and sponsors, without whom it just couldn’t happen.