Inexhaustible Cliff tackles challenge for charity

Cliff Slodecki [NAME OK]
Cliff Slodecki [NAME OK]

He is a member of The Exhaustibles, a team of six who are taking part in the challenge to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Cliff said one of his teammates, Ken Manley, lost his sister-in-law to motor neurone disease in 2010.

‘Motor neurone disease is a terminal neurological condition that robs patients of their ability to speak, move and eat, while leaving the mind healthy,’ he said.

The Exhaustibles are already half way to their goal of raising $40,000.

Cliff said he had seen the work done by the Royal Flying Doctor Service when one of his teammates came off his bike on a previous Gibb River Road Challenge.

‘I see the Gibb Challenge as an opportunity to reflect on a healthy and rewarding life and give back to society,’ he said.

Mr Slodecki said despite having completed the ride in the past, it always posed a challenge.

‘The weather always has a big impact on the course of the ride,’ he said. ‘Late rains can mean there are treacherous water crossings, while dry conditions can mean we will be riding on what is basically beach sand on occasions.’

The Gibbs River Road ride starts in Derby on May 19 before reaching Kununurra on May 23. To donate to The Exhaustibles, visit give.everydayhero.com/au/clifford-slodecki.