South West trek helps to battle childhood leukaemia

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Foundation South West Bike Trek fundraiser starts on Sunday and participants will make their way to Augusta over six days.
Camera IconChildren’s Leukaemia and Cancer Foundation South West Bike Trek fundraiser starts on Sunday and participants will make their way to Augusta over six days. Credit: DB Publicity

Twelve dedicated cyclists from across the State will make a 300km journey through the South West in a bid to raise money for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Foundation.

The South West Bike Trek will start at Mueller Park in Subiaco on Sunday and finish at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta six days later.

The group of riders will stop at Fairbridge, Preston Beach, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River before reaching Augusta on Saturday, October 13.

Organiser and participant Eric Maddock said his great-niece’s diagnosis of childhood leukaemia inspired him to help make a difference.

“This was the first time any child in the family history had such a serious illness,” he said.

“She received incredible care and treatment and has been in remission for five years now, so this is my way of paying back CLCRF for all the work. This event can’t come soon enough because this ride receives so much support from local organisations.”

“It makes the whole ride a fun event as well as the fundraising side of things.”

The first South West Bike Trek took place in 2002 and has raised close to $700,000 for child cancer research projects over 16 years.

To donate visit childcancerresearch.com.au.

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