Cy­cle group beats goal

Wanneroo Times - - News - Laura Pond

TWO years af­ter pledg­ing to cy­cle across Aus­tralia when his friend was can­cer-free, Kings­ley res­i­dent Cody Hud­son is pre­par­ing to do just that.

“My friend Josh Glid­don was di­ag­nosed with brain can­cer in 2015 and as he was go­ing through his chemo treat­ment, we sat down for a beer,” he said.

“I said to him, ‘When you’re given the all-clear, we’ll ride across Aus­tralia as a cel­e­bra­tion. What do you think?’.

“It’s some­thing I’d been think­ing of for a while and it seemed like a great op­por­tu­nity to pur­sue it.”

The pair are be­ing joined by friends Matt Carle, also of Kings­ley, Wood­vale’s Seb Dearle, as well as Mark West­brook, Ian Par­sons and By­ron Snif­fen for the 25-day jour­ney from Mel­bourne to Perth start­ing on Septem­ber 27.

They aimed to raise $20,000 for the Cure Brain Can­cer Foun­da­tion dur­ing their Tour for a Cure but have sur­passed $40,000 and are now hop­ing to reach $50,000.

“The cause is im­por­tant as we don’t want oth­ers to have to go through the or­deal that Josh did,” Mr Hud­son said.

“Ide­ally a cure would be found in the near fu­ture and we’d like our funds to go to­wards re­search in help­ing find that cure.”

He en­cour­aged peo­ple to sup­port not just the fight against the dis­ease but Mr Glid­don’s de­ter­mi­na­tion in over­com­ing it.

“Josh has pro­vided so much in­spi­ra­tion to all of us with his at­ti­tude and de­ter­mi­na­tion in beat­ing can­cer,” he said.

The group has been train­ing since ear­lier this year and Mr Hud­son said he was look­ing for­ward to take on the chal­lenge with his friends.

To do­nate, visit .

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek

In the clear: Rid­ers Cody Hud­son, Josh Glid­don, Ian Par­sons, Mark West­brook and Seb Dearle cel­e­brate Mr Glid­don’s re­cov­ery from brain can­cer.­mu­ni­ d468615

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.