This year the Southwest Bike Trek promises to be a fantastic fundraising event for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (Inc.) and 12 riders will embark on a six-day bike ride from Subiaco to Augusta to raise money for the CLCRF. The 588 km journey and will start at Mueller Park, Subiaco, stop en route at Fairbridge, Preston Beach, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River before finishing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta on Saturday 13 October.
One of the riders, Katelyn Lush, also the Executive Assistant of the CLCRF, has been diligently training to participate in the trek for several months. With less than four weeks before the trek, event organiser, Eric Maddock, took Katelyn on a 66km training session from Perth to Mandurah. Katelyn successfully completed the ride in under three hours. As a result of this trial run, Katelyn says she is much more confident about completing the nearly 600 km journey.
“I have never ridden this distance in one stretch before. Every week of training I’m learning more about the world of cycling and also about myself.
“We are capable of anything if we set our minds to it and this ride on the weekend has only increased my excitement for the Bike Trek.”
Katelyn is up for the challenge of riding the trek for the first time because she knows how increased funding into child cancer research can save lives.
“I think of all the kids who aren’t able to learn how to ride a bike or go outside and play because they are in the fight of their lives to beat Childhood Cancer. If my partaking in the South West Bike Trek can raise some greatly needed funds for Child Cancer Research and raise awareness, that’s a challenge I will take on.”
We are so proud of Katelyn for her perseverance and determination to be involved in the bike trek!
If you would like to make a donation to support the Southwest Bike Trek, head over to our make a donation page.