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Riding to kill cancer

A TARGET of $42,000 is being aimed for through the annual Bridge to Bridge ride - Story Bridge Brisbane to Sydney Harbour Bridge - which raises money for the Cure for Life foundation.

Ride organiser Randall Bishop, whose daughter Shaynae lost her life to an aggressive, inoperable brain tumour, said the event was 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 double the amount raised."

Riders would 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 onboard this year.

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

"We average around 135km each day and do not have a rest day."

There has not been an accident or injury on previous rides. However, a backup bus accompanies riders.

Anyone wishing to join the ride or make a donation to the riders should visit bridgetobridge.org or the Everyday Hero site.

Topics:  bridge to bridge cancer cycling fundraiser

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