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Cyclists raise $634,000 on 6-day, 634km ride for FightMND charity

Pulse Tasmania
Cyclists from across Australia took part in the event. Image / Supplied

A group of cyclists have successfully completed a mammoth 6-day trek across the state’s north and north-east in support of charity.

The Pedal Cure 4 FightMND event saw 125 riders and 15 support crew members cycle from Devonport, along the north-west coast to Penguin, down to Launceston and up to Bridport before finishing their journey in Swansea.


Covering a total distance of 634 kilometres, the ride has already raised an impressive $634,000 in donations for the FightMND charity, which is dedicated to finding a cure for MND.

The tour nearly doubled its initial fundraising target of $350,000 and has now sets its sights on reaching a total of over $700,000.

The group of cyclists from across Australia. Image / Supplied

Riders who took part say they have been left impressed by Tasmania’s natural beauty and are considering returning for more cycling adventures.

Hawthorn President Andy Gowers told 7 he was riding for a family member lost to the disease.

“My late sister in-law Angie Cunningham passed away with MND a number of years ago and so I’m here with my brother in law, Pat, her husband, rolling around and meeting everybody else,” he said.

“We’re united in this cause to fight MND.”


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