Great Cycle Challenge: Yanchep and Butler group joins challenge to help sick kids


Spencer Clarke (left) and Mark Kearley will set off from Yanchep Beach primary on Friday to clcyle to Margaret River. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au   d474554
Spencer Clarke (left) and Mark Kearley will set off from Yanchep Beach primary on Friday to clcyle to Margaret River. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d474554

FOUR men from Yanchep and Butler are teaming up for a cycling challenge from Yanchep to Margaret River.

The Yanchep Force team are taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge this month to raise funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

Yanchep residents Spencer Clarke and Mark Kearley plus Butler residents Stuart Main and Alex Wild are doing regular rides throughout October to train for the big ride.

From October 20, the team and support driver Matt Moore, of Ballajura, will travel 320km to Margaret River to reach their 2000km goal for the month.

Mr Clarke said he heard about the challenge through social media.

“I felt like it was something I should get on and do,” he said.

“It’s nice to do something for others for a change. We’ve had people contact us now, locals who have children at Princess Margaret Hospital with cancer.

“I’m fortunate that, touch wood, my children are relatively healthy. If they were sick, I would want help for them.”

The group work in a variety of trades – Mr Clarke and Mr Wild are floor layers, Mr Kearley is a bricklayer, Mr Main a carpenter and Mr Moore a glazier.

The Yanchep Force team will have a public send off at Yanchep Beach Primary School about 8am this Friday. It has already raised more than $4500.

Donate at greatcyclechallenge.com.au.

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