Scottish cyclist Steve Taylor is riding in a quest to raise awareness of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, as well as raising funds for the cause.
The 2222-kilometre Ride2Cure Neuroblastoma tour began in Brisbane on August 24, and finishes 20 days later in Adelaide.
Today Mr Taylor will be travelling to Lameroo, then tomorrow, September 12, he will cycle 75km to Sherlock.
On Thursday he will tackle some of the region’s back roads as he makes his way through Tailem Bend and stops off at Murray Bridge before travelling to Mount Barker.
The final leg on Friday will wind around the Adelaide Hills before finishing at Glen Osmond.
The 65-year-old has cycled the equivalent of twice the circumference of the earth since his 60th birthday.
The plan to ride 2,222km is a deliberate choice as it’s children aged two years old who are most commonly diagnosed with neuroblastoma,” Mr Taylor said.
“This is my most ambitious challenge yet, but I’m passionate about doing my bit to give kids affected by this terrible disease a future.”
Neuroblastoma almost exclusively affects children aged zero to five years with only 50 per cent of those diagnosed surviving. For more information or to donate visit www.ride2cure.org.au.