Darwin trek the ride of his life
SIMON Lundy (pictured) is readying himself to hit the road from Hamilton Hill all the way to Darwin – on a bike.
And that’s only one part of his mission. The other is to raise $10,000 for research into Huntington’s Disease, the genetic timebomb that has afflicted his own father.
OVER the past decade, Simon Lundy has seen the debilitating effects of Huntington’s Disease first-hand.
When his father Graham was diagnosed with the disease, which results in the progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the brain, it turned his life upside down.
Now, the selfproclaimed amateur cyclist is set to tackle a 4000km bike ride from Perth to Darwin to raise money for Huntington’s WA.
Starting in Hamilton Hill on Friday, Mr Lundy is riding solo to the Top End via Broome, Fitzroy Crossing and Kununurra.
“There’s no support vehicle. I’ve got the tent, so there’s some stretch that’ll be hundreds of kilometres where I’ll need to go in the bush on the side of the road and camp up,” Mr Lundy said.
“I’ve done a bit of mountain biking but nothing to this extent, more like mountain biking in the hills. I’ve been training though, riding four or five times a week, 80km at a time.”
If you want to donate to Mr Lundy’s cause, visit https://give.everydayhero.com/au/cyclingperth-to-darwin-for-huntington-s.
Simon Lundy is riding to Darwin.