A Gold Coast doctor has completed a three day journey from Lismore to Surfers Paradise on a street strider to raise money for charity.
Shirley McIlvenny rode 150km for Nutrition Plus, a not-for-profit group that is trying to improve the health of Indigenous kids.
“Child obesity is a really big problem for all of us, but particularly in the Indigenous community it’s an even bigger issue,” she said.
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“About 18 percent of Indigenous children are overweight or obese, which is a huge amount and I really wanted to do something to help them.”
The strider is a three-wheeled bike which forces you to sway your hips from side to side to make it move.
“It’s like a cross-trainer in the gym, but you can go out and cycle around,” Dr McIlvenny said.
“You’re not going as fast as a bicycle so everybody stops to talk to me and have a really good chat, because they are really intrigued at what it is.”