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

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

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...

Cyclist ‘reborn’ on birthday

The day of Wayne Christiansen’s triple bypass surgery could almost be described as his rebirth, as it took place on his 64th birthday. Just over 12 months’ on from that momentous day and Wayne is excited to be one of the first bypass patients to take part in the...

Heart saved in 47 minutes

FORTY-seven minutes was the time taken from when Peter Eicens rang the ambulance, to when the blockages in his heart were cleared at the Cairns Hospital cardiac catheter laboratory on Sunday, August 20. Mr Eicens, a recently retired former police officer, had just...