James to ride Divide for charity
KEEN cyclist James Heron, of Killarney, will be raising funds for people with a disability when he takes on a 100km ride through the Great Diving Range as part of Queensland’s newest charity ride, the Endeavour Challenge, in Toowoomba on June 27.
The Challenge, a gruelling 100-kilometre event, will allow entrants to ride some of the same course as the pro cyclists participating in the National Road Series Tour of Toowoomba event.
The National Road Series is the grand prix of Australian Cycling and the Endeavour Challenge is the closest most amateur cyclists will come to competing against elite teams like the star-studded Virgin Blue RBS Morgans.
But the thrill of competition isn’t the real reason Mr Heron is signing up – he loves the beautiful landscapes south-west Queensland has to offer and plans to take advantage of the closed roads and open air.
He describes himself as a ‘mad cyclist’ who earlier in the year he took on – and conquered - the dramatic hill climb in the Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge.