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Berowra Mountain Bikers

01 August 2019

Mr MATT KEAN (Hornsby—Minister for Energy and Environment) (17:09): I congratulate Berowra locals Paul Maher, Paul Hughes, Jim Beaumont, Clive Carre, Stuart Montgomery and Andrew Adam, who are this month competing in the second stage of the Bicentennial National Trail [BNT] mountain bike competition. The competition is a 10-year process which involves mountain biking a total of 5,300 kilometres from Cooktown in Queensland to Healesville in Victoria. The boys are expected to finish section 2 of the challenge by 22 June, which involves 655 kilometres and a total of 14 days of riding. While taking on the physical challenge of endurance, they are raising money and awareness for the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation. This organisation has no paid employees and puts every dollar towards making highly qualified nurses available to treat children's cancer in regional and outer metropolitan areas. This partnership with the BNT competition and the Sporting Chance Cancer Foundation is an excellent example of community involvement and co‑operation and I wish the boys success in the remainder of the competition.