Narelle Rimmer has signed up for Scrapheap Adventure Ride, 1500klm, five-day trek to raise funds for Down Syndrome NSW.
Narelle Rimmer has signed up for Scrapheap Adventure Ride, 1500klm, five-day trek to raise funds for Down Syndrome NSW. Cade Mooney

Looking for adventure on scrapheap

IF RIPPING 2500km through bitumen, dirt and any other rough terrain imaginable on a motorcycle is not adventurous, then Narelle Rimmer wants to know what else is out there.

The 40-year-old Buderim woman is teaming up with her Peachester friend Tina Eccles to tackle the Scrapheap Adventure Ride to raise money for Down Syndrome New South Wales.

They will set off as part of Team Built In Shed today for Cameron Corner, the tiny outback town where the borders of NSW, Queensland and South Australia meet.

“I just wanted to do something more exciting with my life,” Ms Rimmer said.

“This will be the biggest ride I’ve ever done. Eventually I want to ride around Australia, so this is a good build-up to it.”

The idea of the adventure ride is to start with a bike which costs less than $1000 and spend any additional sums to make it roadworthy.

Ms Rimmer is riding her Suzuki DR 650, nicknamed “Charlie”, which she has owned since October, while Ms Eccles will take on the challenge using a bike she constructed with her own hands from $350 worth of bits and pieces of a Sachs Madass.

Last year’s Scrapheap Adventure Ride raised more than $20,000 for Down Syndrome NSW.


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