Father and daughter ride for cancer research

Snake Valley brigade members will be swapping their overalls for Lycra this summer to Ride4Research.

By Jeremy Humber

Father and daughter Jeremy and Iesha Humber from Snake Valley Fire Brigade have taken up the challenge to start 2017 with a fundraising adventure for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute (FECRI). They will be riding over 1,500km in 21 days around Tasmania.

The pair has a love for cycling and is aiming to raise $10,000 for the FECRI.

12-year-old Iesha said, "I like to ride my bicycle, I love mountain bike riding, road and track racing, and going on cycle touring camping holidays.

"My Dad and I are planning to cycle around Tasmania to raise funds for cancer research in summer school holidays. We're hoping that people will donate to fund vital research but also help motivate us through unpredictable wet and windy weather conditions and the dreaded mountainous terrain," she said.

The Humbers will start the ride in Devonport, before heading to Cradle Mountain, down the west coast, then to Hobart and up the east coast back to Devonport. The pair will be making a daily video diary and cycling tour guide of their trip.

As a non-government funded organisation, the Institute relies on the generous support and effort of the people like the Humbers to continue their work. For over 20 years, it has worked hand-in-hand with the community who are passionate about fighting cancer through research. With your support, its research into more effective ways to diagnose and treat cancer can continue, creating better outcomes for those diagnosed, along with their friends and families.

I'm very proud that my daughter and I can tackle this challenge together and raise funds for cancer research," said Jeremy.

Please get behind Jeremy and Iesha by donating and following their Tasmanian cycling adventure. 

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For sponsorship enquiries contact Sarah Stapleton - Fundraising and Events Coordinator at FECRI - on 0475 383 687 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Author: Duncan Russell