Samuel Johnson unicycling around Australia

Starting next week, he’s attempting to break Lars Clausens Guinness World Record for the longest journey on a unicycle.

Check out his website: http://loveyoursister.org/

He’s doing it to raise money for The Garvan Institute for medical research.

It starts this Friday (15th February) from Federation Square in Melbourne at 12 noon. Come down if you can and wear something pink. Should be quite a spectacular.

To put it into perspective his plan is to cycle 15,000km, 80km a day for almost an entire year with some serious motivation to complete it as fast as possible.

Kit is 36" nimbus, disc brakes, 125mm unguni.

He departs in four days.

Interview is available @ http://theprojecttv.com.au/video.htm?movideo_p=39696&movideo_m=269878

Sam got a great turnout for the launch of his ride. Really emotional as he said goodbye to his sister. Drummed out by the Police drum band and rode through a “tunnel of arms” off on his 15,000km jaunt.

He is hoping to raise $1,000,000 for breast cancer research during the year.

Good luck Sam.

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Very cool. The Northern Beaches Unicycle Club is going to try and hold a unicycle hockey tournament when he arrives in Sydney. More details to come…

Thanks for the photos. Only just missed the launch due to a busy day at work. All the best Sam.

Sam has clocked up almost 1000 km now. He is keeping a diary of his ride on tumblr which can be seen here: http://loveyoursisterorg.tumblr.com/

The Love Your Sister documentary is airing on Aussie TV this weekend. Tune in if you can (Or I’m sure it’ll be somewhere online afterwards).

Scheduled to premiere on May 17th 2014 at 3pm (AEST) on Channel 10.
Produced by Samuel Johnson & Alistair Marks
Directed by Alistair Marks & Stuard Liddell

“Follow Samuel Johnson’s amazing journey for the love of his sister, Connie. He’s breaking the world record for the longest distance travelled on a unicycle and raising over $1.5 million doing it.”

http://www.vimeo.com/94120614

Epic Effort wow. Well done to Sam, his crew, all hes family and very special Sister !

If hes out there reading this sometime sorry we couldnt meet and ride together in Tassie due to Legalities…

I hear there is rumour another even bigger occasion is brewing. I no no further details. Anyone know more?

Is there a World tour on the cards???

I forgot to watch :stuck_out_tongue:

Lucky it is here: http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/documentaries/2014/5/17

(not sure how long it’ll be live for or if it’s accessible it other countries/regions)

Enjoy.