Veteran Norwegian cyclists riding from South Guildford to Sydney in cancer fundraiser


Jan-Freddy Aurstad (71) and Bjorn Tovsrud (68) set off for Sydney. Picture: Bruce Hunt    d474972
Jan-Freddy Aurstad (71) and Bjorn Tovsrud (68) set off for Sydney. Picture: Bruce Hunt d474972

VETERAN Norwegian cyclists Jan-Freddy Aurstad (71) and Bjorn Tovsrud (68) set off last week from South Guildford on a marathon bike ride to Sydney to raise money for the Norwegian Cancer Society.

They will be supported by Agne Utstumo (70) who will drive the support vehicle.

The three men – a retired farmer, dairyman and engineer – hope to cover about 100km a day.

The initiator of the ‘tour’, Jan-Freddy’s family, have been tragically affected by cancer; his three brothers have the disease.

The eldest brother died at 55 and his niece even younger at 44. Other family members have also been affected.

This year when his youngest brother was diagnosed with cancer, Jan-Freddy decided it was time to do the Australian charity ride.

He previously visited Australia and drove across the Nullabor so he knows what road conditions to expect.

The three men were school friends from years ago and are looking forward to the demanding challenge.

Contributions can be made to the Norwegian Cancer Society here.

The Australian tour can be followed on Facebook here.

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