Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Sam Celebrates with A[euro][approximately]wheelies'

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Sam Celebrates with A[euro][approximately]wheelies'

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Byline: Anthea Gleeson @thechronicle.com.au

Sam's wheelies week

Day 1: Toowoomba a[pounds sterling] Bunya Mountains. 130km, Five hours 40min, 700m climb

Day 2: Bunya Mountains a Toowoomba. 130km, Five hours, 250m climb

Day 3: Toowoomba a[pounds sterling] Cambooya (return) 60k, Two hours 30min, 250m climb

Day 4: Rest day, small ride in Toowoomba, eating a lot of food, really tired

Day 5: Toowoomba Range via Preston Peak approximately 60km, Two hours 10min, 300m climb

SCHOOL may now be over for 18-year-old Samuel Anderson but the lessons in life have just begun.

Samuel spent his first week out of school cycling around the Darling Downs, raising funds for Oxfam.

He shunned the typical Schoolies week experience and instead focused on doing something he loves and being proactive.

Over five days, Sam rode 401 kilometres, climbed 1500 metres in mountain ranges and spent 16 hours and 35 minutes in the saddle.

aIt's really started to dawn (on me) how great the whole thing has been and how many people had been following my progress,a Sam said. …

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