Matt’s ride to help kids
CUMBALUM resident Matt Brice will soon be setting off on a 4300km bicycle trek across India to raise money for the Australian Association of Forget Me Not Children's Home Inc.
Matt has long been a keen cyclist, riding to work.
And this latest trip follows Matt's six-month journey last year, when he cycled 4000km from Delhi to Goa.
"It was an amazing time, full of both challenging and rewarding experiences," he said.
That was Matt's first visit to India, and he said he was blown away by the generosity, kindness and love shown to him during his travels.
This time around, Matt aims to beat his previous record, as he travels from Goa down to the southern tip of India, then up the east coast through Kolkata, and on to Varanasi - a grand total of 4300km.
The expedition, from August until next March, will be fully funded by Matt, with all sponsorship money and donations going direct to forgetmenot.org.au.
This Australian charity will
then fund The Brighter Futures Education Centre in New Delhi, which helps children from the slum fringe in Noida, New Delhi, get into education.