Help cy­clist beat child can­cer tar­get

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - Vic­to­ria Ri­fici

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 to­mu­ni­ d487329

Kate­lyn Lush is rais­ing money for child can­cer re­search by cy­cling in the South­west Bike Trek.

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