Mo­tor­bike ride around Aus­tralia

Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE - Vanessa Sch­mitt

HALLS Head res­i­dent John Nye re­turned from a mo­tor­bike ride around Aus­tralia on Thurs­day.

Mr Nye left Man­durah 15 days ago, rid­ing solo un­sup­ported around the coun­try to raise aware­ness and funds for Peel Youth Med­i­cal Ser­vices and GP Down South.

His wife Deb­bie said their fam­ily had ex­pe­ri­enced a loss and knew the im­por­tance of hav­ing sup­port.

Mr Nye rode on ‘Bon­nie’, his Tri­umph Bon­nieville, and raised more than $2000.

Mr Nye said he was happy to be home and was look­ing for­ward to “de­greas­ing” and go­ing to Bar Ther­apy with his wel­com­ing party for a drink.

“It was an ex­pe­ri­ence and an achieve­ment,” he said.

“There was 40C in the North­ern Ter­ri­tory, then I copped one of the big­gest storms in Bris­bane with 200mm in six hours.

“I freezed my butt off in Eden and I fought all day com­ing up from Al­bany to­day.

“I am look­ing for­ward to get­ting off this bike for more than 30 min­utes.”

To do­nate to the fundraiser, visit https://www.my­cause. com.au/page/163538/jc-ridesagain.

John Nye with his wel­com­ing party at Man­durah Po­lice Sta­tion.

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