Mandurah: Motorcycle hero is the City’s Local Legend for November

Mayor Rhys Williams with Local Legend John Nye.
Mayor Rhys Williams with Local Legend John Nye.

JOHN Nye is the City of Mandurah’s local legend for November.

Nye completed a solo motorcycle ride of the four corners of India, breaking a Guinness World Record and raising money for Peel Youth Medical Service (PYMS).

He set off in August and travelled around the coast of India, slashing 11 days off the existing record, completing the challenge in 23 days and raising more than $10,000.

The ride was one of the toughest he has ever experienced with extreme weather, crazy traffic, bad road conditions and technical issues in the Himalayas.

He was forced to begin the ride a week earlier than planned due to weather conditions and deteriorating roads and experienced some of the most remote locations, leaving him feeling isolated and lost.

Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said it was a privilege to meet such an inspirational person.

“Your record breaking challenge reaching all four corners of India is impressive to say the least,’’ he said.

“I would also like to congratulate you on your outstanding fundraising effort raising $10,375 for PYMS.

“Our community is a better place because of people like you. “