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Illawarra’s Ed Birt finishes 5500km bike ride for Disability Trust program | Illawarra Mercury




Ed Birt has spent the last 23 days on his bicycle, riding across Australia in a bid to make cycling accessible to more people. The chief operating officer of the Disability Trust undertook the 5500-kilometre Indian Pacific Wheel Ride, a solo journey that began at the Fremantle Lighthouse in Western Australia last month, to raise money for the organisation’s CycleAbility program. The funds will help purchase bicycles, tricycles, recumbent bikes and frames, which will allow people with a disability in Wollongong the opportunity to get out and cycle. Read more: How this seven-year-old Aboriginal girl is sharing her voice and love of her languages “It’s just empowering to get from A to B under your own steam,” Mr Birt said….

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