Pedalling Patagonia for Hearts

By Meghan Thomas

My Activity Tracking


My target 5000 kms

We are Meg and Tom, two Aussies adventuring on two wheels throughout Patagonia, South America. We are riding 5000km from Santiago, Chile, to Ushuaia, Argentina, the most southern city in the world. We’re taking on this challenge to Do it for Heart!

A year and a half ago, Meg's dad, Steve Thomas, died from ischaemic heart disease. He was active, fit, and loved cycling and being outdoors. We often rode together, and even crossed the line of the 170km Tour Down Under Challenge ride in 2020 as a group of three. He was always supportive and curious of our adventures, and when we first dreamt up this trip, years ago, the plan was always for him to join us on the road!

Dad had too much life left to live. Ischaemic heart disease takes suddenly and without warning. We’re passionate about saving Australian Hearts and need your help to create change. That’s why we're fundraising for the Heart Foundation – and we hope you’ll support us in this.

Heart disease remains Australia’s biggest killer, claiming 48 lives every day. Your donation will help the Heart Foundation to transform Australia’s heart health by:

  • Funding life-changing heart research

  • Supporting health professionals working to prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease

  • Providing heart-healthy programs and resources for everyday Australians.

We are aiming to raise $5000, $1 for every kilometer ridden. Please make a donation today, by clicking the donate button. Every donation, big or small will help us get closer to our goal.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you’ll get a receipt by email as soon as you make your donation.

Thank you for your support.

Thank you to my Sponsors



congratulations a great achievment


Chris Thomas




Sally-anne Thomas

Have an amazing adventure Meg. Dad will be with you all the way!


Isla Mcquillan





Adam Wall

Following your journey and hoping this spurs you on a bit more. Keep up the good peddling.


Gwen Rogers

Good luck and enjoy yourselves. Keep safe! Love Gran


Sue & Michael Neale

Happy Birthday Meg!


Charlie Thomas

Phenomenal achievement guys!! Very much an ST adventure from start to finish 🧡 so proud of you both x


Louisa Storer


Bob Thomas

Go guys and have a great adventure


Sara Sulava

What an adventure! So excited for the both of you ❤️


Jo Mcquillan

Gorgeous Tom and Meg, Steve would be so proud of you both for doing this trip. As proud as Dad and I are ❤️❤️


Stephanie Young

Keep up the great work!!! I’m loving following your adventures!!!!


Natasha Edney

What an incredible journey for a lovely cause. I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad but hope you are making some amazing, lifelong memories in tribute to him ❤️


Patrick Phillips


Luke Markof

Amazing ride team - it’s been unreal to watch your adventure and for such an important cause too



Woo!!! Amazing watching your adventures guys!!! xxx


James Family



Silas And Llawela X

What an amazing adventure Meg and Tom! We can't wait to hear all about it!


Tom Mcrae-wilkie



Ellen Gay

Enjoy this amazing adventure together!! How incredible!


Julie, Stewart And Sean Watkins

Great work guys, and an amazing trip. Have a fabulous (and safe) time x


Ben Rogers

All the best for the trip guys.


Nic Hamley

Amazing job guys. Been loving the Insta posts, this seems like the least I could do. Riding every pedal stroke with you.




Annie Clayton

Goooooooo Meg and Tom! Happy travels ❤️


Steve Monigatti


Venables Family

Such a spectacular journey! Thanks for taking us along and thanks for posting photos of horses and bikes when we were toilet training Hamish 😄 Can't wait to see you in person, xx


Geoff Z

Enjoy! An adventure for an amazing cause.


Meredith Trutwin

Safe travels. Have a blast. Your dad would be so proud and interested, Meg. xxx


Annie Hunter

Such a great adventure to do Good luck xx


Beck Thomas

Hope you guys love every minute of this amazing trip x


Sarah & Jake

Have an amazing trip!


Bern Muller

On you Tim and Meg. Great Cause!! Have fun and be safe!! ❤️❤️


Tom Mcquillan


Jenny Gurry

Have a wonderful safe time Meg and Tom x


Caitlin Thomas

Love it Meg! Will be following along the journey xx


Annabel Denbigh


Grace Gillett


Christopher Weinberg

Keep up the amazing work Meg and Tom!


Lucinda Scott-walker


Meghan Thomas


Evelyn Campos

So inspirational ! Thanks Meg and Tom for all your pics, stories and messages. You did an amazing job showing Chile and Argentina and rising awareness about our hearts ❤️! Thank you and you are amazing !


Richie Porte



welldone Meg and Tom Congratulations


Bron And Min

Great work Tom and Meg


Wayne Gibbings

Love your adventures you to, keep going strong!


Kay Mcgrath



Way to go you two! Loved watching your adventures and oh my, what a dream proposal! Good luck for the last stretch and enjoy



Been great following your adventures you two. Well done!


Niki Hale

Really enjoying your commentary! I hope this goes some way to covering the extra km’s travelled.


Beth Thomas

Ride ‘em cowboys


Kezia Thamrin

GO GET EM, Meg and Tom!



So proud of you! (And envious of your epic journey)


Hannah Bailey

You are smashing it!! Go team go!


Jane Register

Awe-inspiring adventuring! Thanks for the fantastic storytelling along the way. Well done! X


Jessica Mcclelland


Shel Hyde

I’m so inspired by your upcoming trip, Meg and Tom! It’s a great cause to get behind. I also lost my Dad to heart disease about ten years ago. I’ll be following your journey online


Luke P

Good luck guys!


Monika Scally

Enjoy the adventure!




Victoria Neale


Bella Gadsden


Natalie Midiri

Inspiring effort!!


Mark Mcquillan

"What are you doing in my swamp" - someone very wise.


Gail Rule

All the best Meg and Tom. keep safe and enjoy.X


Jo C


Jess Billimoria

Keep up the great effort Meg and Tom! Love your resilience and all the adventures via instagram. Ivy is keenly following along!


Gareth Holmes

Well done guys. What an amazing effort!


Alanda Davis



Congratulations on completing this epic, and for something else life-changing that occurred on the way!


Glenda Rogers

Wishing you all the best for your adventure and may the ride be all that you would like. xxx


Lia Dg

You’re amazing, how proud Steve is of you both xo


Sadie Fitton

I'm loving following along with your trip. Hope you continue to have many many puncture free days!



Bon voyage ! x


Jessica Tanner

I've loved following along your adventures so far, Meg and Tom. Good luck with the rest of your journey. No doubt your dad would be very proud of you both.


Dani Wright

Have the best adventure, Tom & Meg!! Such a great cause and I know you're Dad will be smiling down!