A Mount Isa cyclist will participate in a three day ride from Townsville to Cairns to raise vital funds for childhood cancer research.
David Radford, is riding in the Townsville to Cairns Bike Ride that raises money for Children's Cancer Institute by holding a three day, 358km bike ride from Townsville to Cairns.
This is not Mr Radford's first ride, having taken part in the event for the last 10 years.
"I enjoy going back each year because it is raising funds for a good cause," he said.
"It is also a great opportunity to catch up with friends and riding buddies who come from around the state to ride in this event each year.
"I am looking forward to it, it should be a good couple of days."
Participants ride over 100km a day, challenging themselves physically and mentally with an end goal of raising money and awareness for childhood cancer research.
"We ride up the Bruce Highway, riding from Townsville to Ingham on the first day," Mr Radford said.
"The next day we ride from Ingham to Innisfail a long day of 152km and the final day we ride from Innisfail to Cairns."
Mr Radford said he hadn't been specifically training for the event but felt ready for the challenge.
"I ride a fair bit anyway cycling with a local group here in Mount Isa, so I wouldn't say I have been training hard for it but I am conditioned.
"I know what I am in for, and I get a bit smarter with my riding each year I do it."
Each rider is required to raise a minimum of $500 to participate in the ride.
"I have raised about $600 now and after hassling family and friends I usually raise about $1000 each year," he said.
"The overall the whole event usually raises $500,000."
The ride will commence Thursday July 25 to 27.
You can donate to the event at https://www.tcbr.org.au/my-fundraising
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