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



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

Show your Aussie pride at Glengallan on Australia Day

Australian flag
Photo Trevor Veale / The Coffs Coast Advocate

THIS Australia Day head out to the historic Glengallan Homestead

Granite Belt vineyards thrive through summer

IN THE RED: Mike Hayes with some of Symphony Hill's Pinot Noir.

Summer no stop to Stanthorpe district grapes

Southern Downs sunflower season coming to an end

OVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR: Sunflower season is wrapping up for many growers on the Southern Downs.

Sunflowers dip their heads as another season comes to end

Local Partners

What's on this Australia Day

PACK up the family, gather your friends and don't forget some sunscreen and hats for the plethora of Australia Day celebrations on the Southern Downs.


Reigning Miss Rodeo Australia will be in town for awards

Miss Warwick Rodeo 2016 Ashleigh Grant, Miss Australia Rodeo Katy Scott, Miss Canada Rodeo Samantha Stokes and Miss America Rodeo Katherine Merck in Warwick during the 2016 rodeo.

Reigning Miss Rodeo Australia flying in to be part of 2017 awards

T20 might be batters game but no one told bowlers

Steven Lyons bats at Slade Park as WBAS chase the 166 scored by Summers.

Bowlers go well as tight battle on for final spots

Action hots up with semis this morning in carnival cricket

Dale's XI will play Dutch's Rudders at noon on Queens Pary Synthetic today.

The draw for final day of Warwick cricket carnival

Lion roars to straight to No 1 at Aussie box office

Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Sunny Pawar in a scene from the movie Lion.

THE Australian-made movie a hit, while Rogue One nears record mark.

Ozzy Osbourne fell asleep during his driving test

Not a good idea to give Ozzy a Ferrari

Kristen Stewart to host SNL

Kristen Stewart will host a pre-Super Bowl episode of SNL next month

Louis Tomlinson celebrated his son's first birthday

Louis Tomlinson and Briana Jungwirth celebrate son's first birthday

Kylie Minogue will take husband's name

Kylie Minogue will take her fiancé Joshua Sasse's surname

Nicole reveals her biggest parenting challenges

Actress Nicole Kidman.

Nicole Kidman says her kids are ‘deeply attuned' to her moods.

Why investors are flocking to Moranbah

Moranbah homes are selling like hotcakes, creating a supply problem

Investors are scrambling to get into the market

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Why tree-changers want to buy in the Southern Downs

Core Logic property statistics reveal the region's median house price for the Downs dropped 1.5% to $241,250 the September quarter.

Region's median house price drops 1.5% to $241,250

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!