DARTMOOR cycling fanatics, the Greenham family, couldn’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than a fundraising cycling trip.
Michael Greenham and his family have been cycling from Mount Gambier to Melbourne every year since 2007 to raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.
They’ve also cycled internationally including from Ankara to Athens and Rotterdam to Rome.
But over Christmas and New Year they decided to tackle the hills of Tasmania.
The itinerary took them predominantly down the East Coast from a starting point at Devonport.
With a diversion up to the Great Leak on the Central Plateau they wound their way down to Southport where they finished on New Year’s Eve.
Michael Greenham said he combined the family’s love for cycling with the feeling of doing something useful for a good cause nearly eight years ago.
He heard an interview with Australian former MSF International president Rowan Gillies and was inspired to help the organisation.
“We are not medical people at all, so this is our way to help those who are able to work practically in the field, providing medical assistance to the less-fortunate where resources and access to care are limited,” he sai
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, January 23, 2014