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Motorcyclists travel west to east for charity

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Members of the Trek the Trak fundraising group at Cape Byron Lighthouse yesterday. (Picture Jeff Dawson)
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Nearly a month after setting off from the most westerly tip of mainland Australia, Steep Point, the Trek the Trak motorcycle convoy yesterday completed their 6,000-km charity ride at its most easterly point, Cape Byron Lighthouse.

Greeted with a Welcome to Country by Delta Kay from Cape Byron Trust, the group of CFA Firefighters and Ambulance Paramedics from across Victoria celebrated the longest journey undertaken since the fundraising initiative was founded in 2009.

Following a similar course last undertaken by the Leyland Brothers in 1966, this year’s Trek the Trak crew experienced isolated dirt roads, below zero temperatures, and a few impressive stacks.

‘The Trekkers stay off the main roads where possible; they go where others rarely do,’ said spokesperson Cynthia Brown.

‘They compile a record of their adventures on digital video, to share the beauty, colour and stark outback contrasts with other.

‘Captured on hand-held bike, helmet and this year drone-mounted HD cameras, the hundreds of hours of footage will be edited into a full-length movie, with proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.’

Hosted by Byron Luxury Beach Houses, the exhausted CFA Firefighters and Ambulance Paramedics are recuperating in Byron Bay over the weekend, enjoying generous donations from local companies including Stone & Wood and Byron Beach Café.


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  1. They have arrived. The Trek the Trak motorcycle convoy arrived yesterday at Cape Byron lighthouse on the most easterly point of Australia after a month’s flat travelling of 6,000 kms from Steep Point in WA, all for charity.


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