Charity cycle ride raises awareness and $1200 for Canterbury Urology Research Trust

Posted by on 13 Nov 2013 in News | Comments Off on Charity cycle ride raises awareness and $1200 for Canterbury Urology Research Trust

With the support of his co-riders, 83 year old George Crack, a prostate cancer patient, cycled from Rolleston to Hinds.

The total amount of money ($1200) raised from the Charity Cycle ride was donated to Canterbury Urology Research Trust.

George is no stranger to long distance cycling. The 1965 Raleigh three speed he rode has been his transport through the length of New Zealand.

In 1971 George was the first official cyclist to ride over the Auckland Harbour Bridge.

With the Oamaru Penny Farthing and Vintage Cycle Club he has also ridden on the Chatham Islands, Stewart Island, the Otago Rail Trail (2 days), Little River Trail, Bluff through the Chaslands to Balclutha (5 days) and Riverton to Kingston (5 days).

He is already planning his next Charity ride for when the Lawrence – Beaumont rail trail is completed!

Canterbury Urology Research Trust would like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge George and his team for their efforts. We are very grateful for the donation of funds. This makes it possible to for us to continue our research in the field of urology, and especially in prostate cancer.

From left, Lauren Terry, right back  Lyall Wichman, both front and back vehicle support crew.  See left, Jaydon Crack who was a seven year old cancer sufferer, Charity leader George Crack, George’s daughters Caroleen Crack and Sharon Wichman. Also pictured in the photograph is Lisa Barwell, a family friend and past breast cancer patient

From left, Lauren Terry, right back Lyall Wichman, both front and back vehicle support crew.
Second left, Jaydon Crack who was a seven year old cancer sufferer, Charity leader George Crack, George’s daughters Caroleen Crack and Sharon Wichman. Also pictured in the photograph is Lisa Barwell, a family friend and past breast cancer patient