338kms and More Than $12,000 Raised For Country Cancer Patients
HPS’ SuperCycle Team have touched down in Adelaide following a gruelling 338km bike ride from Robe, along with raising an astonishing $12,250 for country cancer patients.
The Mercer SuperCycle is a team-based peloton-structured charity ride, taking participants through some of the most picturesque regions of rural South Australia and Victoria while giving them the chance to raise much-needed funds to help support people living with cancer from regional South Australia.
While the ride covers over 1,000kms of terrain between Melbourne to Adelaide, Team HPS joined the peloton in Robe for the leg back to Adelaide.
The team of three HPS amateur cyclists overcame headwinds, leg cramps and exhaustion with one clear goal in sight – to support the Mercer SuperCycle charity and SA -based Hospital Research Foundation.
The funds will go towards building a family-style accommodation in Adelaide for country cancer patients as part of a project called ‘Under Our Roof.’ The project’s 2018 goal is to raise $450,000, of which $335,109 has already been donated.
HPS General Manager, Business Development Tin Huynh was one of HPS’ SuperCyclists and said he has been training for the challenge since November last year.
“It feels great to really put myself outside my comfort zone and achieve something that I normally wouldn’t have been able to do on my own,” Mr Huynh said.
“To be able to raise funds for such a worthy cause makes the many leg cramps and backaches all the worthwhile. I’m already considering joining again next year, but starting in Melbourne for the entire treck.”
Further information on the ride is available on the event website at www.supercycle.org.au