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Pedal power for cancer research

Peter Knight is gearing up to participate in the Smiling for Smiddy ride to raise money for cancer research.
Peter Knight is gearing up to participate in the Smiling for Smiddy ride to raise money for cancer research.

ONE thousand and six hundred kilometres in eight days.

For those of you who drive everywhere, it doesn’t sound like much, but Peter Knight is getting ready to do it on a bike.

The Boyne Island resident is set to be part of a team of 50 riders participating in the annual Smiling for Smiddy ride from Brisbane to Townsville.

Smiling for Smiddy raises money for cancer research through the Mater Foundation and their journey begins on September 3.

“Currently, I am riding about 350 kilometres a week with lots of hill work to get ready for the first three days coming out of Brisbane, which is going to be the most challenging part of the ride for me,” Mr Knight said.

“Cancer affects lots of people in our community, not only the patient, but the families as well.

"The chance to combine doing something I enjoy and raise money to help make a difference was too good to pass up.”

To get the ball rolling, Mr Knight is holding a fun-packed fundraising night on June 25 at 6.30pm at the Boyne Community Centre.

Tickets cost $50 and include a three-course dinner.

Apart from having a great night, you will also be contributing to a worthy cause.

To book a ticket, contact Mr Knight on 4973 2580. RSVP by June 20.


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