AS the winter months come closer each day, many people will be heading north to enjoy the warmer weather; most will fly, some will drive, but only a very small percentage will ride their bike.
Portland resident Tony Fleming and his team will don their cycling gear on Friday, embarking on a 2400km journey to Noosa through three states, and taking in some of Australia’s most beautiful views, all to raise funds for two causes that he holds dear to him.
Incredibly, Mr Fleming is very low key about the entire event.
After riding with his brother from Portland to Adelaide last year, a 550km trek over the course of seven days, Mr Fleming decided that he would like to set himself a bigger challenge.
Soon the Noosa ride developed a sense of purpose when he began raising money from people’s sponsorship, mostly clients and friends, and he decided to put the money towards two causes that are close to his heart – the first being Parkinson’s Victoria, and the second to help establish a cycling trail from Portland to Cape Bridgewater.
Mr Fleming will be covering 1200km himself, and his support team, consisting of his wife Naomi, his brother Peter, and his in mother-in-law and her partner, Helen and Tony Elias, will be covering the other half.
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