John Keeves

Greetings from QF735

I can't get used to this inflight wifi!

Back in OZ, and back on the bike.  A couple of hours riding in Copenhagen, but otherwise just walking 355,000 steps and 250 km in 14 days.



Welcome to Iceland

No riding for a while, but there will be some walking to make up for it.


Off to Iceland

Got out this morning for 40ks on the road bike.  Down the Marino Bikeway to Brighton, up the coast to the Torrens then back up the Linear Park to the City and home.  So just 4 times that....

Last Saturday was 33.3ks up Brownhill Creek to Crafers West (on the hyrbrid - not road bike territory at all) then down to Eagle on the Hill, along the Bullock Track to Mount Osmond, down into Waterfully Gully coming out just above Chambers Gully then back home on the bitumen albeit mostly back streets.  Quite a bit of up and down.

No riding for a week or so due to a trip to Iceland to do some trekking. I do have a day in Stockholm and might try to hire a bike there.  After Iceland, Denmark and then the Isles of Scilly (pronounced "silly"), and maybe hire a bike in both places. 

The trekking is not too extreme - day packs only and no crampons or ropes required. Four nights in huts in the south of Iceland covering about 100 ks.


Back on the road bike

Back on the road bike for the first time in a long time today, getting serious about the RfR in January.  No offence to my trusty hybrid but it was like getting off a cart horse and getting on a race horse.

Gentle ride down to Brighton via Glenelg and back up the Marino Bikeway, to catch the sunrise at Brighton Jetty.  Posted a little time lapse on instagram (johnkeeves). Not sure if I can add a video to this blog.

Off to Iceland next week.  No bike riding scheduled but some trekking around some volcanos.  Then the Scilly Isles where I do hope to hire a bike for a day or two.



I'm Riding for a Reason in January

I’m challenging myself during the 2019 Santos Tour Down Under this January with the Ride for a reason team to fundraise and help beat cancer.

The money raised through Ride for a reason enables Cancer Council to fund vital prevention, research, advocacy and support programs that save lives. 

With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85, the need to find better ways to detect and treat cancer is real.

Donate to support my ride and let’s beat cancer together!

My Achievements

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Self Donation

Reached $ Target

Reached my ride goal

10 Donations

UV Sleeves – Raised $80

Jersey – Raised $500

Knicks – Raised $1000

Raised $1500

Earned Full Kit

Thank you to my Sponsors


John Keeves


John Keeves


Anthony Archer


John Mccourt


Darcy Economos


Paul Varley


Tony Newson


Paul Holman


Robert Greenslade


Samantha Allan

Happy riding . Great cause as well as becoming fit. Congratulations on so many years being healthy now Very happy to support you Samantha and Shaun xx


Mark Perks

Great cause John good luck


Simone Perks

Inspirational stuff


Ben Renfrey


Jarrod Wilksch

Good luck on the wheels John!


Kylie Blucher

Good luck with the ride!