Us­ing pedal power to raise vi­tal funds

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MONTO Fire Sta­tion cycling trio Marty Harm, Greg Bar­nett and Justin His­cock have re­turned from Bikes4Burns.

The three su­per fit rid­ers cov­ered a to­tal dis­tance of 1850km and raised money through raf­fles in Monto and each town on the route.

The funds are in aid of chil­dren’s burns re­search at the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Bris­bane.

Marty Harm said all three were proud of their ef­forts but were pleased to be home and re­laxed.

“We will def­i­nitely at­tempt this next year; it is a good self chal­lenge and it is money raised for a good cause,” Mr Harm said.

“The hills re­ally took it out of us, par­tic­u­larly Mt Mee with a 15 de­gree in­cline.

“So af­ter all that, reach­ing the fin­ish line was the best feel­ing.”

The Bikes4Burns route started at the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Bris­bane, went out to Gayn­dah and re­turned.

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