San team uses pedal power to raise funds for Lifeline

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Nurse Lucy Robinson, San CEO Brett Goods and assistant chief radiographer Andrew Featherstone about to start the Bobbin Head Cycle Classic.

Twenty-four staff from Sydney Adventist Hospital took part in a challenging charity ride on Sydney’s north shore on Sunday.

Battling the hills of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head, West Head and Akuna Bay, the San Cyclists team was led by CEO Brett Goods and included doctors, nurses, and other executive, administrative and support staff.

The annual Bobbin Head Cycle Classic raises funds for Lifeline and other charities, and offers four different ride lengths: 27km, 57km, 80km and 104km. The San team placed sixth overall in the “King, Queen and Team of the Mountain” challenge in the hill climb of the course.

The San Cyclists were also the third highest fundraising team, contributing more than $A5000 towards the overall fundraising result of $109,581.

Individually, team members Brad Townend placed fourth and Doug Parker finished 12th while San nurse Lucy Robinson was the fifth highest female, placing 116th overall.

Funds raised go towards people in crisis, suffering with grief or depression, abuse, or battling addiction, and people on the verge of suicide.

Donations can still be made until April 9 in support of San Cyclists or the event.

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