From the office to the outback, riding for a cure!
Six every day office blokes have decided to trade in their comfortable spinning office chairs for some spinning bike wheels as they set off on the 2013 Gibb Challenge.
The “Spinners” venture from the port Kimberley town of Derby to the world acclaimed million acres El Questro Wilderness Park, saying goodbye to all luxury and camping at Imintji Community, Mount Elizabeth Station, Ellenbrae Station and Home Valley Station on their 700+ km team relay.
These fellas will battle some of Australia’s harshest outback terrain equipped with little but their determination and their two wheels, all in a bid to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis WA's vision of “lives unaffected by Cystic Fibrosis”
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-threatening genetic disease affecting Australian children and young adults today. One in every 25 people are genetic carriers of CF and therefore face the possibility of having a child with this condition.
CF primarily affects the respiratory and digestive systems causing breathing difficulties and problems gaining weight. People with CF may need to have up to two hours of intensive chest physiotherapy and up to 40 enzyme tablets every day just to survive. – for more information visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/wa
The Gibb Challenge will be taking part on Sunday the 19th of May - Thursday the 23rd of May 2013.
Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a common life threatening recessive genetic condition which mainly affects the lungs and digestive system. Sadly this illness still takes too many lives too early. Money raised will help Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia to provide essential services for people who are living with CF and to provide funding for research.