Help cyclist beat child cancer target
KATELYN Lush was one of 12 cyclists who began a sixday ride from Subiaco to Augusta for the Southwest Bike Trek on Sunday.
The journey started at Mueller Park and riders will stop off en route at Fairbridge, Preston Beach, Harvey, Eaton, Busselton and Margaret River before finishing at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Augusta on Oc- tober 13. Miss Lush, the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) executive assistant, said although she was not a professional cyclist, she still wanted to give it a crack.
“Two years ago, I cut off my 40cm long hair and shaved my head and raised $13,500 with my friend for charity, so this year I thought the bike trek would be the next best thing,” she said.
Miss Lush has been training for 10 months, which has helped increase her fitness levels in the lead-up to the 600km ride.
“I’ve been given tips and I’ve been trained as well,” she said.
“It’s been hard work, I thought I was going to pull out at the beginning of the year as it was a lot more intense than I anticipated but I stuck with it.”
Miss Lush has launched an Everydayhero page to raise funds for CLCRF.
She has currently raised more than $800, beating her goal of $500, but wants to raise more. To donate go to https://bit.ly/2p8j09a.
Katelyn Lush is raising money for child cancer research by cycling in the Southwest Bike Trek.