He is taking part in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, one of the world’s oldest and longest recreational bike touring events.
Gary, who has also completed the Ocean Ride for MS and several ironman competitions, said the week-long US ride on July 21 was a good opportunity to raise money for charity.
‘I do it because I enjoy it and it’s for charity,’ he said. ‘I try and put back into the community, and help out.’
So far he has raised more than $400 and he wants to raise at least $800.
‘I put an email out to my work colleagues and got $250 in the first two hours,’ he said. ‘I’m also going to organise a few morning teas and I’ve emailed companies who sponsor charities.’
In addition to riding to work in Perth twice a week, he said he was preparing for the event by cycling up to 130km on weekends.
People can donate online at www.give.everydayhero.com/au/gary-whitby.