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September 15, 2006, 1:36 pm
Filed under: bicycle commute, Blogroll, commute, cycling

Riding 860km from Melbourne to Sydney would be a big enough goal for many people. In September Stephen Bastick will be cycling the distance on a purpose-built tricycle to raise money for the Westmead Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service. It’s a charity he has a special relationship with after a life-changing injury in 2000 that left him in a coma for three-and-a-half months.Stephen was riding his mountain bike in Glenbrook National Park in NSW when the accident happened. It left him with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and he had to learn to talk, walk, co-ordinate and compensate for the brain injury that affected the right side of his body. He was a keen endurance sportsman before the injury and this passion for sport has inspired him to modify the bike he fell off, learn to ride again and now plan this ride from Melbourne to Sydney.The ride will raise funds for the Westmead Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service and Stephen hopes it will encourage and motivate other sufferers so that they can take control of their lives again.He plans to leave Melbourne on 2 September and arrive in Sydney on 16 September. He would like to ride to the finish at Westmead Hospital with several hundred other cyclists. If you’d like to join him on 16 September meet him at 10am at the junction of the M4 and M7 in Sydney.All donations are tax deductible. Just send a cheque payable to Westmead Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service to: Sydney West Area Health, Public Affairs, PO Box 535, Wentworthville, NSW 2145.For more information on the ride see:

Australian Cyclist July 2006 – News: Brain-injury fundraiser

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