Firies ride for burns unit

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE Monto Aux­il­liary Fire Sta­tion will be rep­re­sented in the Bike 4 Burns char­ity bike ride.

Greg Bar­nett, Marty Harm and Justin His­cock will hit the road on May 15 for seven days, cov­er­ing 840km to raise funds for the chil­dren’s burns unit at the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal. The ride will start at the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Bris­bane, head up the coast to Gayn­dah, and then go back via the in­land way.

There will be about 50 rid­ers from per­ma­nent, aux­il­liary and ru­ral fire bri­gades tak­ing part.

Marty Harm said the team had been keenly train­ing for the event.

“You have to be train­ing and be fit aswe will be av­er­ag­ing 120km a day,” he said.

“It is a good ad­ven­ture, great for mak­ing friends and all for a good cause. We would like to say a big thank you to all who have pur­chased tick­ets so far.”

It is not too late to do­nate as there will be peo­ple sell­ing tick­ets at var­i­ous stops along the way, dur­ing the ride.

The three men have a spe­cial mo­ti­va­tion for the ride as it was a Monto rider who won it last year.

Photo: Ge­orge Smith

RID­ING PAS­SION: Justin His­cock, Greg Bar­nett and Marty Harm are rep­re­sent­ing Monto Aux­il­liary Fire Sta­tion in Bike 4 Burns.

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