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Riding 10,000 kms for Cancer


20 December 2019

Nick Mahon is Box Hill Institute's Capital Works and Maintenance Manager and around four years ago, he was motivated to bring awareness to the brilliant work of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

He jumped on his bicycle and began to ride, soon forming a team with a handful of work colleagues, Marty Ward and Shane Templar, with the aim of riding 100 kms to raise money.

Since then, the team has raised around $35,000 for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.

Personally, Nick has raised $28,000 for the Foundation and this year he has raised more than $8,000.

Nick dedicates his spare time to riding, and even rides from his home in Knox to work in Box Hill three times a week.

He averages between 150-250 kms per week and is on track to ride over 11,000 kms in 2019.

Nick said, "The money raised funds the great work of Peter Mac and your donation may in fact help save you in the future, so see it as a good investment!"

One of Nick's proudest achievements was receiving a Peter Mac Bronze Ambassador jersey three years in row.

Recently, Nick was verbally coached through a difficult section of a promoted ride through Warburton by Tour de France 2008 winner, Carlos Sastre.

He was surprised and thrilled to get the verbal coaching.

Box Hill Institute is proud of Nick and Team Trudo for their ongoing efforts and we wish them luck heading into 2020.