Murphy set to pedal for charity
AFTER completing three triathlons, Peter Stewart Automotive Warwick dealer principal Chris Murphy is preparing for the Nissan K’s 4 Country Kids ride from Dalby to Chinchilla on August 26-28.
Murphy has set a personal fund-raising target of $5000 to go towards the Royal Children’s Hospital Working Wonders Foundation.
“The Wonder Factory is a specially designed entertainment centre boasting game consoles galore, arts and crafts capers, an amazing book bunker and much more,” Murphy said.
“It gets kids away from the demands of hospital routine.”
He has received some sponsorship support from local businesses and the dealership has purchased $1000 worth of car raffle tickets to give away to customers.
One might ask why three days have been allocated for a ride from Dalby to Chinchilla?
The reality is the riders are not taking the most direct route; they are riding 260 kilometres which includes two overnight stopovers.
“I don’t know where the stopovers are yet,” he said.
As for his own fitness, Murphy competed in the Nissan BRW Corporate Triathlon last year.
He competed in the same event this year and cut five and a half minutes off his best time.
Murphy said he did a lot of swimming between triathlons and now rates running as the worst of his three disciplines.
He doesn’t expect to have any difficulties with the 260km ride and has been clocking up about 80 kilometres a week on a bike in the gym.
In the next fortnight, he plans some road cycling to prepare him.
A father of two children under 10, Murphy is seeking the support of the Warwick community to help him reach his target.
Those interested in boosting Murphy’s fund-raising can make a secure online donation using a credit card. Click on the link below:
*** http://www.imworkingwonders.com.au/personalPage.aspx?registrationID=398711 *** or call in to the dealership.