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Sarah youngest person ever to compete in charity bike ride

DOING HER BIT: Sarah Casey will ride 580km in three days in the Smiling for Smiddy Ride to raise money for cancer research.
DOING HER BIT: Sarah Casey will ride 580km in three days in the Smiling for Smiddy Ride to raise money for cancer research. Casey Imaging

RAISING awareness for many teenagers is as simple as liking a Facebook page, but 15-year-old Sarah Casey is putting the hard yards in for cancer research.

In May this year, Sarah and four others from Rockhampton will join the Smiling for Smiddy Ride and cycle 580km in three days.

Sarah is the youngest person to ever participate in the ride, which is named after 26-year-old cyclist Adam Smiddy who lost his life to melanoma in 2006.

She began fundraising a month ago and has already raised just over $4000, including a $2000 donation from David Bell at Ray White Rockhampton.

The rest of the money was raised with help from her brother, their friends and family and local businesses.

Sarah said no-one close to her had been impacted by cancer, but she knew how bad it could be.

"We have treatments but there is still no cure," she said.

Sarah has been cycling since she was nine and is a member of the Rockhampton Cycling Club.

She races both road and track and recently won a gold and silver medal at the state championships in Brisbane.

The Year 11 student said fitness wasn't going to be an issue as she rode from Brisbane to Toowoomba, then Warwick and back to Brisbane.

She will be joined on May 16 to 18 by Michael Brady, Melissa Crossman, Sarah Collins and Tori Keating, all from Rocky.

WANT TO HELP?

If you would like to donate go to sarah.cqoz.com

Topics:  cancer, charity, cycle




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