Fuller really fit for

Matt Fuller is raising money for Telethon through a 24-hour cycling fitness challenge,
Matt Fuller is raising money for Telethon through a 24-hour cycling fitness challenge,

From October 25 to 26, the former NRL player who has never owned a bike, will attempt his third solo 24-hour fundraising challenge.

Fuller successfully completed the cross trainer in 2010 and the ergo grinder in 2012 and is no stranger to the physical and mental strain of the challenge.

Wembley Cycles helped by donating a specialised stationary bike, equipment and cycling attire.

‘It was very funny when Wembley Cycles got me on the bike and into the cleats for the first time,’ Fuller said.

‘It was like a bloke wearing high heels, I just don’t ride, it’s foreign to me.’

Fuller has been preparing for five months and his training has included 300km bike rides, weight sessions, core sessions, swims, walks and non-stop cycling sessions from four to 12 hours.

The owner of Subiaco’s Fuller Fitness said he expected the intense training to pay off.

‘I have kids and feel very blessed that I have a loving family and my kids are healthy, this is my way to give something back,’ Fuller said.

He will complete the challenge in the foyer of the Perth Convention Entertainment Centre, with all proceeds going to the annual Telethon appeal.

Find out more about the challenge and donate, at https://telethonfundraising.everydayhero.com/au/matt-fuller. Sophie Clapin