ROAD WARRIOR: Steve Brooks checks his bike before a pre-safari run.
ROAD WARRIOR: Steve Brooks checks his bike before a pre-safari run. Contributed

Postie ride for funds

MACKAY to Winton, a 925km journey, is a long way when you're maxed out at 50kmh, but the Postie Bike 2 Everywhere boys are doing just that.

Saddling up and setting off on August 15, the group will do the hard yards on their little red bikes to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute.

To support the group in their ride, the public are invited to have lunch at the Cape Gloucester Eco-Resort this Sunday, July 19, with raffle tickets on sale to raise funds.

Cannonvalley local Steve Brooks said when the postie bike enthusiasts heard about the trip they just had to get involved.

"It's just a bunch of like-minded folks on postie bikes," he said.

"(And) we've all got postie bikes, so off we go."

Mr Brooks said, with the effects of depression and suicide felt even in our small corner of the world, raising funds to help prevent it just "seemed like a good idea".

"There's so much of it at the moment, and even in young people," he said.

"Even around here we've had a few."

 

BEEP BEEP

What: Postie Bike 2 Everywhere lunch

Where: Cape Gloucester Eco-Resort

When: Sunday, July 19, from midday

To donate: www.postiebikesafariprehistorictour.gofundraise.com.au/cns/home


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