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Darren and Gerald in the Bunbury Herald
Darren and Gerald in the Bunbury Herald

Hi all supporters of the Bunbury Tandem initiative,

I hope this little email update finds you well.

The support around the Busso Half Ironman this year to raise some funds and profile for tandem riding was awesome. Thankyou once again!

Some of the funds went towards Darren Stevens gearing up to join the South West Cycle Club and ride regularly with a group. Darren has continued to really develop his interest and ability in cycling. The Starlight Foundation has recently granted Darren’s wish for a new tandem. We are awaiting the arrival of a new Cannondale Road tandem 2 which will propel Darren into ranks of a serious cyclist!

I have been working with the WA Tandem Cycling Advisory Council, local family support organisations and schools to increase access for young people wishing to try tandem riding.

An opportunity recently came up for the purchase of a tandem bike for a local school. Attached is a photo with student and keen cyclist Andrew and school Chaplain Cale. Andrew is physically able to ride a bike and gains the benefit of a lead rider for road safety and control. This tandem cost $800 and is ideal for students to experience the joys of riding. Andrew is lucky to have one of his teachers John, who is a cyclist and Vice President of the SW Cycle Club. Students such as Andrew are able to go for a ride most days at lunch time.

Happy riding and regards,