Sammy set to tackle the Great Cycle Challenge

Local Sammy Perry kicked off her Great Cycle Challenge today, aiming to ride more than 800 kilometres throughout October and fundraise for kidsʼ cancer.

Across the country, people are dusting off their bikes and tightening their helmets for a good cause, with one local also set to take part in the annual Great Cycle Challenge.

The Great Cycle Challenge is an annual event which sees people of all ages, abilities and from every state challenge themselves to pedal throughout October to fight kids’ cancer.

With over 600 children diagnosed with cancer every year and three dying each day in Australia, local Sammy Perry is gearing up to take on the challenge and said it’s “fantastic” to be able to get active and help those in need.

“Cancer is a big problem in every single family, there’s not one family you can name that hasn’t been touched by it,” she said.

“I’ve lost my nan and pop to cancer and I thought the research into cancer has got to start somewhere and help someone, so why not children.

“I get a real kick out of looking after my health and being active so it’s great to know that by being active and fundraising, I’m helping others.”

Not her first time to take part in the ride, Ms Perry said she tackled the challenge back in 2015 and surpassed her fundraising goal of $500 by reaching close to $1300.

Donations can be dropped off in person at the Flap N Splash pet store in Johnson Street, Ripples on the Res or by visiting www.greatcyclechallenge.com.au/ riders/sammyperry.

For more on this story see Page 6 of The Advertiser, Thursday, September 26

 

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