Dar­win trek the ride of his life

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Pic­ture: Ben Smith

Si­mon Lundy is rid­ing to Dar­win.

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