Peter Knight doing the Smile for Smiddy bike ride cancer fundraiser.
Peter Knight doing the Smile for Smiddy bike ride cancer fundraiser. Brenda Strong

Pedalling up funds to fight cancer

RIDING 530km is all in a day’s work for local man Peter Knight.

Peter will be riding this distance to raise money for cancer research.

The “Smile for Smiddy Challenge” was created to commemorate the life of Adam Smiddy who died in August 2006 after a short battle with an aggressive cancer.

Peter bought a bike 12 months ago to lose weight when one of his mates told him about the challenge. Peter rides 250km a week from home at Boyne Island to QAL and back as well as about 150km every weekend.

“Cancer affects everyone, and this run raises money for young people with cancer. Being a dad I can feel for these young people,” Mr Knight said.

Since 2006 Smile for Smiddy has raised more than $1.1 million for cancer research and health care.

On Monday, September 6, Mr Knight will be one of 59 cyclists and 10 road crew to tackle the challenge. He will be riding from Boyne Island to Clermont as part of the eight-day 1600km challenge.

“I hope to raise $3000 this ride, last ride I raised $1000,” Mr Knight said.

If you would like to and donate to challenge go to http://www.everydayhero.com.au/peter_knight_0.



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