Cairns to Cooktown Cardiac Challenge 2011

Saturday morning started early for the 300 strong cyclist.

They got the legs going from Cazalys’ car park. They headed to sheridan street then up to Smithfield where the die hard cyclists hit the Karanda range


Nearly at the top(I wish)


who`s stupid idea was this

while the others loaded there bikes onto Army trucks and jumped aboard the Sunbus Special to Speewah,for Morning tea.After tea headed to Mareeba to group up for the rest of the three day ride to Cooktown.

long road ahead

History of the ride

Following cardiac surgery in 2003 cycling obsessed, Peter McNally wanted to be able to do something for others who experience cardiac problems. The concept of riding from Cairns to Cooktown to fundraise for cardiac services for Far North Queensland evolved but has now developed further to incorporate regular social group rides as well as supporting other awareness rides and fundraising events.  We endorse the Main Roads and Department of Transport “Share the Road” campaign.

All Funds Raised stay in the Cairns Region

The beneficiary of the bike ride is the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation who specifically direct the funds towards cardiac equipment and services.

2007  115 riders $115,000 raised

2008 130 riders $102,000 raised

2009 174 riders $204,000 raised

2010 255 riders $300,00 raised

2011 305 riders $237,394 raised to date with more coming in every day,Top team fund raisers are team rosy with over $22,000.




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