|LPSC Deputy Mayor, Doug Hawkins (centre), welcomed Bridge2Bridge cyclists to the Liverpool Plains Shire|
Cyclists on the seventh Bridge2Bridge Cycle Charity Ride were welcomed to the Liverpool Plains Shire by LPSC Deputy Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins, when they arrived in Quirindi. Earlier they had stopped in Werris Creek and they also stopped in Willow Tree after leaving Quirindi The Bridge2Bridge, from the Story Bridge in Brisbane to the Harbour Bridge in Sydney aims to raise community support for research into the management of, and ultimately a cure for, the dreadful disease of brain cancer.
One of the event organisers, cyclist Mark Driver, told Councillor Hawkins that at this stage, with no known cure, brain cancer has probably the greatest impact upon society of all the cancers. He said the Australian Institute of Health statistics indicate that the disease’s impact is massive as it is a leading cause of cancer deaths in most age groups.
Councillor Hawkins told the group of the plans to build a 22km memorial Kokoda Trail path/cycleway between Werris Creek and Quirindi and they said they’d like to include the track as part of their ride when its comes to fruition.
The rides are conducted under the auspices of the brain cancer charity - the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Funds raised from the ride are directed towards supporting the foundation’s collaborative efforts in developing effective treatments for brain cancer by the next decade.
Donations can be made at - http://www.curebraincancer.org.au/my-fundraising/10338/bridge-2-bridge-cycle-charity-ride-2017.