Nicole Steel prepares for her 24-hour ride at Tweed Fitness Centre on one of the RPM bikes.
Nicole Steel prepares for her 24-hour ride at Tweed Fitness Centre on one of the RPM bikes. Scott Powick

Riding to get rid of cancer

A BANORA Point mother is helping to pedal towards a cancer-free future.

Nicole Steel will take part in the epic 200km Ride to Conquer Cancer later in the year, and in preparation she is going to ride for 24 hours straight.

“I can have a 10-minute break every two hours,” Mrs Steel said.

“If I say I'm going to do it, I'll do it.

“I got involved with the Ride to Conquer Cancer because through family and friends, unfortunately there is always someone touched by cancer.”

The 24-hour fundraising ride is at the Tweed Fitness Centre on June 18-19, and centre owner Grace Sullivan encouraged cyclists to gather a team and get involved.

“We've got 19 bikes so we can have 19 teams with a maximum of four riders,” Ms Sullivan said.

“We've got a couple of teams from people in the gym.

“It's $100 a team to enter.”

Mrs Steel needs to raise $2500 to take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

“I'm getting there. I'm probably a bit over halfway,” Mrs Steel said.

“I understand it's hard in these economic times.

“People who don't want to ride can sponsor a team for $1 an hour or whatever they want.

“It's going to be a really great night. Coca-cola and The Good Guys have donated prizes.”

For more information or to make a donation visit the Machinery Dr gym.

Fact file

The Ride to Conquer Cancer is on August 20 and 21.

Visit conquercancer.org.au



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