Where is Wally now?

After cycling from Paris to Istanbul he rode a dutch Sparta bicycle from Sydney to Melbourne, and he went in the National MG-14 sailing champtionships (and survived). But now he is training for the El Camino Trail in Spain! Follow him here:


The Book:

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Australia [here]!

Coughing the Distance

All the secrets revealed, all the action beer by beer!

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Mucous Monsters!Walter asnd the Mucous Monsters

Katherine's Hitch's
inspiring children's book complete with maps and monsters to inspire young people with Cystic Fibrosis.

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The Documentary

Coughing the Distance DVD Cover

Lucas Li's documentary is NOW available on DVD from Amazon! Watch 90 minutes of Europe as Walter's team crosses from Paris to Istanbul on bicycles.
<preview here>

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Australians can now buy the books online from the Australian Online Bookshop.

Specials available right now:

Walter and the Mucous Monsters (Katherine's fabulous kids book) is marked down to AU$16.42 - Click [here].

Coughing the Distance with Cystic Fibrosis is marked down to AU$18.89: Click [here].

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Coughing the Distance
Cystic Fibrosis

Walter, a 42 years young person with Cystic Fibrosis, made a bicyle trip across Europe to inspire other people with Cystic Fibrosis, their friends and families as well as anyone else with a disability.

The COFE Team
A fleet of Batavus Mountain bikes!

The journey became quite the adventure as they navigated their way for 4395 kilometers, across 10 different countries and carrying 1500 pills and other medication for 72 days. Read Walter's full adventure, see Lucas Li's documentary and read the children's book with your children for inspiration. The whole adventure complete with planning phase was documented on a blog and is now viewable in chronological order in a pdf file <here> 2007> if you are interested! But better still, read the complete story in the book:

BOOKS and DVD NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON, see left column! Australians can order via PayPal using the dropdown menu below (price in Australian Dollars and includes shipping within Australia):

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If you like to contact Walter for any other reason use the contact page <here>.

Coughing the Distance is now also available for the Kindle <here>. If you do not have a Kindle yet:


Coughing the Distance the DVD is also available to schools and educational institutions through VEA (click on Secondary and Australia) - Video Education Australasia - complete with teachers notes for use in Australian/NZ educational institutions!

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Why not contact Walter to arrange for a Motivational Talk to your organisation or for your function! Would you like to screen the documentary for your event?

Here is just one response:

Hi Walter
Just a little something to brighten your day!
On the Conference Quiz Quick where people were asked to list the 3 sessions that really worked well for them your session came in amongst the most successful!
Well done and a million thanks!
Kind regards
- CF Victoria


Stop Press: Walter received an Order of Australia Medal for spreading CF Awareness around the world!


Coughinng on the Road

Special thanks to all people that have donated funds and or goods to our cause! To make a documentary like this requires a lot of family, friend and community support.

More information on the actual bicycle ride can be found here:

The original blog we kept: http://cofe4cf.blogspot.com

Photos of the trip in the below albums:




The original route with dates (this was the route we tried to stick to, and mostly did): http://www.vanpraag.info/cofe1/dates.htm


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