News

Motorcyclist visits Gladstone during fundraising mission

LONG HAUL: Paul Brown rides his motorbike around Australia before heading to Russia and the UK where he will place his mother’s ashes.
LONG HAUL: Paul Brown rides his motorbike around Australia before heading to Russia and the UK where he will place his mother’s ashes. Tom Huntley GLABIKE

IT'S a long way, but 19,000 km is the length motorcyclist Paul Brown will go to get his message across to the world.

Mr Brown has created his own campaign called The Ride to Remember, to raise money and awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.

The ride began in Brisbane, and will go to Rockhampton, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. From there his bike will be freighted to Vladivostok, Russia where he will travel overland to Bishop Auckland, in the UK.

He said the cause was close to his heart - his mother was diagnosed with dementia in 2004.

"The vibrant person she was, turned into someone I didn't recognise, unable to speak, walk or even feed herself," he said.

"With the funds raised going towards the research of dementia, hopefully we can find a cure or at the very least, slow down the effects of this disease.

Mr Brown and his bike were in Gladstone yesterday, and he said his future travels could be tracked on his website.

"The site includes up to the minute GPS tracking of our progress, videos and a Facebook link," he said.

Visit theridetoremember.com to donate, or phone 0402 079 476.

Topics:  alzheimer's, charity, dementia




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

BREAKING: Man in cuffs over Central Lane armed robbery

Have you seen this man? Police want to speak to him.

Man to front court tomorrow over Central Lane Hotel robbery

WATCH: Agnes man's videos go viral with surfing dogs

Action from the Noosa Festival of Surfing. Chris de Aboitiz performs with his surfing dogs Photo: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

Videos of Chris de Aboitiz surfing with his dogs have proved popular

Miriam Vale man busted with boot loads of pot

BUSTED: Miriam Vale police have seized 28 mature cannabis plants, resulting in a 52-year-old man being charged with major drug offences. Miriam Vale police.

“These efforts to curb drug production are ongoing"

Latest deals and offers

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances