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Pedalling the message to Sydney

Randall Bishop
Randall Bishop Craig Warhurst

A TARGET of $41,000 is hoped to be reached through the annual Bridge to Bridge - Story Bridge Brisbane to Sydney Harbour Bridge - which raises money for Cure for Life.

Founder Randall Bishop, whose daughter Shaynae lost her life to an aggressive, inoperable brain tumour, said the ride is gaining momentum each year.

"The first year I did the ride on my own. The next year there were five riders," he said.

"Last year we raised $21,000 and are hoping to double the number of riders this year and the double the amount raised."

Riders will depart Brisbane on April 24 and arrive in Sydney eight days later.

"We've got people from all over the place. Last year we met a woman from Deepwater and she is coming on board this year," he said.

"The first day is the hardest because we ride up Cunningham's Gap and it's a really hard task. The second last day is not real good either.

"We average around 130-140 kilometres each day and do not have a rest day. We organise it so people can have a week off work."

Although there has not been an accident or injury on the previous rides, a back up bus accompanies the riders.

"It's a good, quiet ride most of the time until we get close to Sydney," Mr Bishop said.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the ride, can visit bridgetobridge.org.au or the Everyday Hero site.

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