Char­ity rider’s wheel power

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

COMO res­i­dent Kate­lyn Lush is one of 12 cy­clists this week rid­ing from Perth to Au­gusta for the South­west Bike Trek.

The jour­ney across the South-West started on Sun­day in Su­bi­aco and has stops at Fair­bridge, Preston Beach, Har­vey, Ea­ton, Bus­sel­ton and Mar­garet River be­fore fin­ish­ing at Cape Leeuwin Light­house, Au­gusta on Satur­day.

Ms Lush, the Chil­dren’s Leukaemia and Can­cer Re­search Foun­da­tion (CLCRF) ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant, said she was no pro­fes­sional cy­clist but 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.

“I de­cided to give it a crack and it seemed like a good idea.”

Ms Lush spent 10 months train­ing in the lead-up to the 600km ride. Ms Lush has an Ev­ery­day Hero page to raise funds for CLCRF.

She has cur­rently raised over $800, beat­ing her goal of $500, but wants to raise more.

To do­nate go to https://bit.ly/2P8J09a.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au 487329

Kate­lyn Rush got on her bike to raise funds for child can­cer.

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