Fundraiser does it his way
Times real estate account manager Paul Skuse had two goals: to raise $1000 and ride 600km for the Great Cycle Challenge for Children’s Cancer.
Not only did he succeed at both but beat his targets, raising $1789 and riding 626km.
Skuse and his running, walking, swimming team Fat Dads has raised almost $200,000 over the past four years although Fat Dads were not involved in his ride as they were already competing in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in the same month.
This is his third year and although he has no direct link with children’s cancer, the father of three is committed to the cause.
Skuse pounded Mandurah’s coastal paths but mostly covered the Swan River bridges as they were more accessible before he started work.
“I did my usual thing where I got as many kilometres under my belt as possible in the first week and it just flowed from there,’’ he said. “I managed to get over the 600km line on the Tuesday morning so rewarded myself with an untimed, no- pressure trundle around Mandurah on the Wednesday morning.”
Paul Skuse usually joins the Fat Dads raising money for charity but with the other Dads doing another ride, he took on the Great Cycle for Children’s Cancer by himself.