News

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:  rio tinto ride to conquer cancer



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Paramedics clear scene of highway truck rollover

Ambulance generic

Driver uninjured in highway crash

Wagners challenge $235m rail transfer hub InterlinkSQ

The prize is the lucrative inland rail freight business

Break-ins keep Warwick police busy

WARWICK police are seeking offenders over a number of break-ins.

Local Partners

Businesses challenged to find 100 youth jobs by Christmas

IN THIS, the season of giving, a businessman is challenging business leaders to deliver 100 jobs to unemployed young people for Christmas.


Don't miss the free Bunnings Christmas party

Free Bunnings Christmas Family Night

WARWICK'S Bunnings Warehouse will come alive tonight for Xmas

Rose City unites in festive event

Erin and Keely Hilton.

Local performers entertain at Carols in the Park

Safe fun in the water at WIRAC

SWIM STAR: Zac Sorenson having a ball at the GH Foundation Warwick Aquatic Participation Day for adults with a disability.

WIRAC is holding a GH Foundation Aquatic Participation Day today

Azealia Banks' battery case against Russell Crowe dropped

Russell Crowe will not be charged with battery

Mel Gibson named Best Director at AACTA Awards

Mel Gibson poses in the media room after winning the AACTA Award for Best Direction for Hacksaw Ridge.

HIS wartime drama Hacksaw Ridge sweeps 6th annual awards in Sydney.

Mark Hamill unaware his co-stars were romantically involved

Hamill too "self-involved" at the time to notice, he said

ABC's Fresh Blood graduates are a Skit Box full of laughs

Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko in a scene from the TV series Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am.

ALL-female comedy trio hitting the mark with new sketch show.

Kim Kardashian West said to be looking for a divorce

Kim Kardashian West is looking to file for divorce from her husband

HBO announces which show will replace Game of Thrones

Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, and Hannah Waddingham in a scene from Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is definitely not coming back next April

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

All I want for Xmas is a property bargain

$259,000, 13 Guy Street, Warwick. A block from Warwick's CBD, this graceful character home has three bedrooms and a study.

Ring in Christmas with one of these property bargains under $300,000

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!