Good Skuse for a ride

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

IF you see a cy­clist in a 2018 Great Cy­cle Chal­lenge for Chil­dren’s Can­cer shirt pound­ing the coastal paths around Man­durah early in the morn­ing, stop and say hello and give him time for a breather.

It will be Coastal Times real es­tate ac­count man­ager Paul Skuse rais­ing funds for the chil­dren’s char­ity.

His goal is to ride 600km and raise $1000.

Skuse be­longs to a group of run­ners-walk­ers-swim­mers known as Fat Dads.

“They aren’t all fat and some are mums but we raise a lot of money for var­i­ous char­i­ties; al­most $200,000 over the past four years,’’ he said.

He has rid­den in the Great Cy­cle Chal­lenge for the past two years and al­though he has no direct link with chil­dren’s can­cer, the fa­ther of three has to­tally com­mit­ted to the cause.

“Sadly, this event won’t in­volve Fat Dads di­rectly as they have a mas­sive link with the Ride to Con­quer Can­cer, an­other an­nual cy­cling event that takes in 200km, Perth to Pin­jarra and back over a week­end, which is also in Oc­to­ber,” he said.

“Be­cause I am a real es­tate ac­count man­ager, I have a great op­por­tu­nity to travel down very early in the morn­ing, ride 40 to 50 kilo­me­tres (his goal is 150km a week) and pound those beau­ti­ful coastal paths three or four times a week be­fore start­ing work.

“I’ve learnt in the past that it is im­por­tant to start well and get as many kilo­me­tres un­der your belt as early as pos­si­ble as you never know what the weather will be like later and catch­ing up to your dis­tance tar­get in a bl­iz­zard is not ideal.”

To donate, go to https://great­cy­clechal­lenge.com.au/Rid­ers/PaulSkuse.

Paul Skuse is rid­ing to raise funds for chil­dren’s can­cer.

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