Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Bob Is the Wheel Deal

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Bob Is the Wheel Deal

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Byline: MATT DEANS

EVEN at 69 years of age, Bob Montgomery still has cause to wear the famous "white jersey" - the colour of the champion young rider of the Tour de France.

Bob rolled into Coffs Harbour this week roughly one third of the way into his own grand tour, a solo charity ride between the Blue Mountains and Port Douglas to raise funds for motor neurone sufferers.

Inspired by the late Cliff Young's famous 1983 ultra marathon run between Sydney and Melbourne at the age of 61, Bob hopes to reach his goal by his 70th birthday.

The Ride to the Reef cycle, especially for a man of his age, is a tortuous 3200km pedal and ahead of him lies the gruelling heat of the Queensland summer.

"It will get painful but the 100 to 200 kilometres I have to ride each day is nothing compared to what the sufferers of motor neurone face each day," Bob said. …

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