Rockingham: cyclist Rory Wishart participating in the Great Cycle Challenge


Rory Wishart says he’s hoping to raise $1000 through his ride.
Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d459828
Rory Wishart says he’s hoping to raise $1000 through his ride. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d459828

AFTER a couple of months away from the bike, keen cyclist Rory Wishart will be jumping back on the seat to raise money for children suffering from cancer.

As part of the Great Cycle Challenge, Mr Wishart will be hoping to clock up 100km on his beloved bike, with a goal of raising $1000.

“Three Aussie kids die from cancer every week across Australia and I’ve got a very soft heart,” he said.

“I do have a family member who’s had cancer so I know what it’s like to go through the cancer scenario with a family member but it’s more the kids that have got me this far.

“People that go through a family member or a loved one that has got cancer and especially that dies from it, it’s a hugely emotional thing, it takes a lot out of the family to cope with it, never mind the financial implication of it.”

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The keen cyclist said he had done no training so far, having been off the bike due to the wet weather – but was hopeful of clocking up the distance, which is the equivalent of riding from Mandurah to Joondalup.

“I haven’t done any training, nothing yet – but I’ve got to ride my goal in October so it will probably happen next weekend, depending on the fundraising. I need people to sponsor,” he said.

“I’d do anything to help, whether it be on a bike, whether it be a walk or anything, it doesn’t matter.”

You can donate to Mr Wishart’s fund by visiting Great Cycle Challenge.