Doctor to cycle 4,000km for children’s research

Dr Rodney Beckwith from the Reliance GP Superclinic at West Gosford is undertaking a 4,000km cycling endeavour as part of the Great Cycle Challenge in October.

The Great Cycle Challenge, riding to fight kids cancer, will raise funds for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). In Australia, over 600 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and sadly, three per week lose their battle against the disease.

Dr Beckwith said he is a passionate supporter of the childhood cancer research conducted at CMRI given his fi rsthand experience of treating patients, including children, suffering from cancer. He is committed to promoting the life-changing cancer research of the CMRI which he considers an “inspiring example of human endeavour” within his home community on the Central Coast.

Dr. Beckwith is encouraging everyone to get behind the Great Cycle Challenge in October to raise much-needed funds for the CMRI to allow essential childhood cancer research to continue. “Consistency in the research effort is crucial to long term success,” Dr Beckwith said.

Reliance Health Care has a team of cycling enthusiasts taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge this year and Dr. Beckwith has personally committed to riding 4,000km around the Adcock Park Velodrome in October.

The Great Cycle Challenge encourages people of all ages and fitness levels to get on their bikes this October and ride to fight kids’ cancer. You set yourself a personal target of kilometres for the month and pedal throughout October, wherever and whenever you want, to achieve your goal.

Your target could be 10km or 5,000km and you can ride for a week, a fortnight or the entire month. This is the third year that Great Cycle Challenge is running and last year the event raised $2.1 million. This year’s target is $2.4 million.

Media release,
Sep 7, 2015
Mike Lane, Ogilvy PR