On the 17th of May, I offically posted that I was going to be cycling from Fremantle (near Perth) to Bondi Beach (in Sydney’s eastern suburbs). I have now decided that I’m going to do it the other way around. Why am I doing this?
- Recent Covid-19 cases in Sydney have made me jittery as to whether the Western Australian government will close off its border to Sydney – I may not even be able to fly over there. My flight over would have been two weeks tomorrow.
- Before I get to a border (the South Australian border), I will have already cycled around 1980 km – around about four weeks in. This will put me outside a (current) Sydney hotspot for more than two weeks. NSW Health have managed to handle past Covid outbreaks extremely well, so are not likely to impose any lockdowns – maybe tighten restrictions a little.
- If a neighbouring state did impose restrictions against the entire state of New South Wales, there’s more than enough of New South Wales to still ride around in.
- The purpose of my ride remains the same – raising funds and awareness for FightMND. and to see places I’ve never been to before. The only thing that may change is the route.
FightMND is at the forefont of funding research into MND. MND – Motor Neurone Disease (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease – is a terminal disease which affects the neurones that control movement of muscles that allow us to speak, move around, swallow and breath. Every day, two Australians are diagnosed with MND. Every day, two Australians die from MND. Average life span, from diagnosis, is about 27 months. There is no cure.
Below is the updated QR code, along with the link to the fundraising page (however, the old QR code and link will still work).
Below is a video on how your donated money is used.
Fight MND is the public face of the Cure for MND foundation – a not-for-profit charity foundation established in 2014. Their aim is to raise the profile of Motor Neurone Disease within Australia and abroad in the hopes that increased awareness may lead to not only better care for those affected by the disease, but also increased funding for vital research into finding a cure. Fight MND are at the forefront of funding MND research in Australia.
A registered charity (ACNC: 62740350704), the Cure For MND Foundation is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) with full DGR (deductible gift recipient) status. All donations over $2 to the foundation are fully tax deductible to Australian taxpayers.