CYCLING across state lines and country borders is nothing new for Dartmoor resident Michael Greenham and his family.
Mr Greenham, often accompanied by his children, has cycled more than 7500 kilometres to support Medicins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders).
After giving up football and soccer because of age restraints, Mr Greenham found a passion in cycling and combined it with a his enthusiasm towards a good cause.
From March 8 to 11, Mr Greenham and his family will ride 450km from Mount Gambier to Melbourne in a community fund-raiser.
They have supported the medical humanitarian organisation with the same event annually since 2007. The family has already raised more than $10,000 for MSF.
Mr Greenham said there were many disasters occurring within Australia that warranted people’s attention and financial support and without a medical background, this was his way of doing something about it.
“Unfortunately disasters occur frequently worldwide and Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) does amazing work with around 400 medical programs in over 70 countries, providing medical assistance where resources and access to care are often limited,” Mr Greenham said.
The ride will occur over four days, covering 50km from Mount Gambier to Dartmoor on day one, 150km from Dartmoor to Warrnambool on day two, 165km from Warrnambool to Inverleigh the next day and then 100km from Inverleigh to Melbourne.