Mates on a Mission - A Mitch Gillam Project









Brad & Mitch...2 mates...2700 kilometres...1 epic quest

One long, straight road from Adelaide to Perth.

As a tribute to his mate Mitch and motivated by compassion, Brad Ellis will leave Adelaide on May 16th and ride his bike to Perth to raise funds for Project Seraya. All money raised will be used to build houses and infrastructure for the desperately poor people from the mountainous, Eastern Bali region.

The tour will be the culmination of months of training, hours of planning and many nights of dreaming. It is Brad’s ambition to prove that a regular, everyday bloke can achieve something that most people would think crazy or impossible. He does not have the luxury of huge corporate sponsors or a high profile but what he does have is determination and grit...and of course, he has the memory of Mitch to guide, encourage and inspire.

Mitch was a passionate Adelaide Crows supporter and as such Mates on a Mission will depart from Adelaide mid-May. Hoping to travel 150kms per day, Brad plans to engage local schools and spread the “compassion” message all the way across the Nullarbor, through the Goldfields arriving in Perth 20 days later.


Profile: Brad Ellis

Age: 23

Occupation: Electrician

Motivation: "I think about Mitch every day. This ride, every single pedal, is driven from the love of a huge group of people for Mitch. It's my way to let him know how much he is missed and what a great mate he was. We all walked taller when Mitch was here. I know he will be there pushing us along the Nullarbor all the way to Perth, so we can continue to change lives in Bali."

 Congratulations Brad for having raised in excess of AUD50000-00