200km ride sets charity record

Leanne Cameron rode 200km to raise money for research in the fight against cancer.
Leanne Cameron rode 200km to raise money for research in the fight against cancer.

CANCER will touch the lives of one in two people and Warwick resident Leanne Cameron says this is not good enough.

"This figure is too high and together we need to turn this around," Ms Cameron said.

To play her part in finding a cure for cancer, Ms Cameron did up her helmet, climbed on her bike and pedalled for 200km in the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer at the weekend.

All the money raised from the event was donated to the Queensland Institute of Medical Research and will be used in cancer research.

"The ride was the most amazing event I have been involved in," Ms Cameron said.

The event raised a total of $5.2 million, which is the highest amount ever raised by a fundraising event in Australia.

To participate each competitor must raise at least $2500.

Ms Cameron was able to raise $3500 by riding from the University of Queensland to Lake Wivenhoe over two days.

"To all those lovely sponsors who through their generous donations allowed me the privilege of riding in such an event, I say a big thank you," she said.

"Together we achieved our goal; together we are assisting all other persons in this ride to conquer cancer."

The 50-year-old said it was a challenging ride.

"It was pretty hard," she said.

"It was uphill with a big head wind.

"It took me nine hours to get out there and eight hours to come back."

Ms Cameron said it was a very inspiring event and everyone offered encouragement to everyone else.

Ms Cameron said she had already nominated to participate again next year.

"For as long as I can pedal, I will be looking to raise funds and qualify to participate in this ride," she said.

"If I can do it, anyone can."

Topics:  chairty bikers, rio tinto ride to conquer cancer



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