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The Adventure

Overseas and interstate participants appreciate the opportunity to experience the dramatically varying terrain of Far North Queensland in a very “up close and personal” way. From the leafy, sun-dappled Kuranda Range road, winding upwards through lush rainforest to the Atherton Tableland, across rolling golden savannah lands and on to the shores of the sparkling Coral Sea at Cooktown.

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WHY WE RIDE

Sandy is an active Rotarian volunteering with the QSuper Cardiac Challenge for many years, who decided to ride and then discovered a heart issue. Although he was initially told he would have to travel to Sydney for his procedure, the incredible team at Cairns Hospital’s cardiac unit were able to resolve his problems and he’s now back to riding, taking part in ParkRun’s and leading an active, healthy lifestyle.

WHY WE RIDE

Thelrina woke up at her home on Yam Island, 844 kilometres from Cairns, and couldn’t walk. She and her mum were transferred via helicopter to Thursday Island and later to Cairns Hospital, where a paediatric cardiovascular ultrasound bought by the QSuper Cardiac Challenge, meant she could be diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease and treatment started.

WHY WE RIDE

Cheryl is fortunate that her health conditions have been able to be treated with the latest equipment and services available, thanks to the QSuper Cardiac Challenge. Not long after facilitating a large donation to help bring electrophysiology services to FNQ, she found herself in need of those very services. Cheryl, who suffers from pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare condition, can now be monitored thanks to equipment funded by the QSuper Cardiac Challenge.

in the news

Fundraisers recognised

Fundraisers recognised

ONE rides his bike every day, the other rides his bike once a year but two QSuper Cardiac Challenge participants have been recognised for their contribution to the event’s success. Long-time rider Tony Nastasi has been commended for raising $25,705 for this year’s...

Piccones feeding the masses

Piccones feeding the masses

WHAT does it take to feed 180 cyclists, 42 supporters and 100 volunteers for three days? This is a logistical exercise the hard-working team preparing for this weekend’s QSuper Cardiac Challenge are in the midst of more than 1100kg of cold cut meats for sandwiches,...

Changed Traffic Conditions

Changed Traffic Conditions

Saturday, September 16, 2023 The Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation advises it has obtained a one-lane road closure of the Kennedy Highway (Kuranda Range) on Saturday, September 16, 2023. To enable cyclists in the QSuper Cardiac Challenge to safely traverse the...