Gerald hits the road for Mai-Wel, again
Gerald Frogley already has around 25,000 fundraising kilometres on a Honda CBR125 motorcycle under his belt, but will add to that in May when he sets off on his third Ride Around Australia for Disability.
His first trip in 2015, tackling Highway One, and his second trip in 2017, through eight Australian deserts, have raised more than $15,000 for The Mai-Wel Group who support his son, Stephen, who has autism.
“Ride Around Australia is my way of thanking the organisation,” Mr Frogley said.
“For the organisation to provide Stephen with meaningful employment and support for the past 15 years has been a blessing to us.
“It has taken a lot of pressure off us knowing Stephen has a regular life within the realms of his ability.”
This time the goal is Australia’s highest, lowest, most northern and most southern points – Mount Kosciusko, Lake Eyre, Cape York and South Cape – in 30 days, a distance of 12,500 kilometres.
If he is successful it will also be his fourth Ride Around Australia entry in the Australian Book of Records.
“The biggest challenge will be riding the motorcycle over thousands of kilometres over varying rough and unpredictable roads through some extreme weather conditions day after day,” he said.
“We are going south first before it gets too cold and the snowy weather starts.
“By the time we get up north the wet season should be over but it will be very hot and we will have to contend with river crossings.”
To follow the journey or find out how to donate search for ‘Ride Around Australia for Disability‘ on Facebook.