Paula Prynne, great-grandmother from South Yunderup, will prove that age is no barrier while raising money for CLCRF at this year’s South West Bike Trek.
The 80-year old will ride an incredible 600 kilometres over six days, starting in Subiaco on October 13 and ending in Augusta. Paula and her fellow cyclists will stop in the wonderful towns of Fairbridge, Preston, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River.
This will be the longest ride to date for the Mandurah Over 55 Cycling Club member and, despite her only been cycling for two years, Paula holds little nerves thanks to her training.
“I’ve been training quite thoroughly for this, riding roughly 250kms per week, and I’ll be riding with a group so it’s completely safe,” said Paula. “It’s not compulsory for participants to finish the ride but I’m quite confident I can get it done.”
Paula completed her first cycling event in the Great Ocean Ride last year and she plans to make raising money through cycling an annual tradition.
“I find cycling gives me something to look forward to and I honestly just love it,” Paula explained. “And if I can take the thing I love doing and use it to raise money to help these kids that might be going through hell, then that’s all the better.”
We praise Paula for not letting her age be a barrier and we wish her the best of luck for the South West Bike Trek, which will take place from October 13 to 19.
The South West Bike Trek aims to raise funds for important research into childhood cancer research and this year the target to reach is $50,000. If you would like to join Paula and help raise funds for the Foundation, registrations are still open for the 2019 South West Bike Trek. Alternatively, you can help support the cause by making a donation to the Foundation.