“Apparently riding a tour bike is harder than you think!”
ACRF supporter Andrew has pledged to ride a whopping 1100km around Tasmania and it seems the distance isn’t the only challenge he has vowed to tackle!
When discussing his bike challenge and how he’s planning to keep his supporters up to date with his hard work, Andrew jokes “You’ll be able to see my route and training, and of course any comical crashes that I might get into on the way.”
While we cross our fingers that Andrew, in fact, doesn’t have any crashes and completes his challenge injury free, we’re also extremely humbled by this selfless and extremely generous fundraising challenge and the story behind it.
In 2011 Andrew’s father was diagnosed with cancer, sadly passing away in June 2013. Andrew decided he wanted to do something to help prevent others going through what his dad, and his family, went through.
Andrew’s epic challenge starts in Launceston and makes its way to the west coast past Cradle Mountain, back to Hobart then up the scenic east coast, through Swansea and St Helens and back around to Launceston.
The trip will take just over 3 weeks and Andrew is aiming to raise $3,000 for cancer research in honour of his father. Andrew will be setting of on February 25 and he’s already surpassed the $1,000 mark.
We’d like to thank Andrew for taking on this massive physical challenge to help us end cancer – we couldn’t be more humbled by his dedication and training efforts.
If you’d like to find out more or help Andrew reach his target, you can visit his Everyday Hero page here.