Moun­tain of pas­sion for ride

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Drive Way - By CAITLIN TILLER

BE­TWEEN them, Fred Aube, Heide Young and Wayne Millen will ride through 180km of bush ter­rain this Satur­day.

Along with 17 other riders, they will form Team Char­lie to raise money for Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy WA at the an­nual Dwellingup100 moun­tain bike ride, about 100km south of Perth.

Steven and Jodie Hughes will also ride for Team Char­lie in ded­i­ca­tion to their five-year-old son, who has mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy and has never walked.

Aube and Millen, both from Wem­b­ley Downs, said the team aimed to raise $20,000 for the Ride for Some­one Who Can’t.

“Team Char­lie is at $16,000, so we’re close to our goal,” Aube said.

Aube will cy­cle 100km in his third Dwellingup100.

“The down­hill sec­tion is quite tech­ni­cal,” he said. “It’s a great chal­lenge.” Millen is also rid­ing for his third time.

“I love get­ting out in the bush and get­ting some ex­er­cise,” he said.

Swan­bourne res­i­dent Young said she got in­volved with Team Char­lie af­ter meet­ing Char­lie’s par­ents through mu­tual friends.

“Char­lie is cute and cheeky and just like all other boys, he wants to eat naughty foods,” she said.

“I’m hon­oured to be a part of Team Char­lie.”

Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy chief ex­ec­u­tive Hay­ley Leth­lean said she would ride for the first time among 61 peo­ple who would cy­cle 14, 40, 65 or 100km this week­end.

“I bought my first moun­tain bike this year and I’ve done about six of­froad rides, but I do a fair bit of ex­er­cise so I think I’ll be OK,” Hay­ley said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d442550

Fred Aube, Heide Young and Wayne Millen are look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge of the Dwellingup100 moun­tain bike ride.

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