Byron Bay cyclists Perry Bartholomew and Jurone Sullivan are men on a mission.
Last Saturday they set out on a ride from Cape Byron to Sydney, which they plan to do in just eight days. They hope to raise more than $5000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
‘Perry and I have been friends for more than four years,’ said Jurone on the afternoon before the riders left.
‘Last year Perry kayaked from Byron Bay to Sydney raising over $5000 for Red Cross.
‘Along with a lot locals and myself, the whole community here in Byron were inspired by the event. For me this will be the biggest challenge mentally and physically.’
Jurone says the pair plan to ride 100km a day, the journey to take eight days in total.
‘We plan to get to Sydney for the Golden Backpacker Awards which is on Friday. We will have updated blogging day by day so our donors can keep track of our cycle throughout the event.’
To donate, visit www.everydayhero.com.au/byronbaytosydney.