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The Gibb River Road Mountain Bike Challenge - Derby WA - This DO has finished

The Gibb River Road Mountain Bike Challenge - Derby WA
 17 May, 2015 - 21 May, 2015
 Sun 7:00am - Thu 6:00pm
 Derby
  Derby, WA
  Athletic

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Welcome to the 2015 campaign for The Gibb Challenge: a socially competitive 700 kilometre team relay event raising community awareness and money for charity. In 2015 our Principal Beneficiary is Kyle Andrews Foundation. Form a team of 2-6 riders and raise at least $1000 each before joining our celebration of fat tyre fellowship along the Kimberley super-highway of the Gibb River Road. Once you’ve raised your $1000 qualifying amount, you might want to nominate a second registered charity to share your fund-raising endeavours or just keep shaking the tin for the Kyle Andrews Foundation. The Gibb Challenge will lead you on a life defining adventure from the deep port Kimberley town of Derby to the world acclaimed million acres El Questro Wilderness Park.

Overnight camping at Imintji Community, Mount Elizabeth Station, Ellenbrae Station, Home Valley Station before two nights of rest and exploration at El Questro. We have lots of helpful information on our website about things you may need for The Gibb Challenge like support vehicles, bike and equipment info and if you need more information please get in touch. Just want to be part of the event without riding? Join as a Bloody Heroic Volunteer - See more at: http://www.thegibbchallenge.com.au/#sthash.K3fGaCbu.dpuf

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 Simon Rimmer - Event Directororganiser
 0439 063 441

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The Gibb Challenge is intent upon supporting charities with regional relevance and demonstrated integrity. In 2015, our event has selected the Kyle Andrews Foundation to be the principal beneficiary of our celebrated community event. The Kyle Andrews Foundation was established as a legacy to a brave young Broome boy, Kyle Andrews who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 11. In early 1998 Kyle was undergoing treatment for leukemia at Princess Margaret Hospital and had a dream of bringing some of his young friends from Ward 3B to Cable Beach so that; “They might feel better”. Thanks to the generosity of the people of Broome, “ Kyle’s Camp 98 ” was organised and for those children who attended, together with their carers and the organisers, the camp proved such a wonderful and enriching experience it was determined that it be made an annual event. Tragically Kyle passed away in July 1998 after experiencing the very first Kyle’s Camp. The Camps continue to provide a week of fun activities for the children, including camel rides, boat trips, crocodile park visits, pearl tours, outdoor movies, beach activities, bon fires as well as many other fun activities. The Kyle Andrews Foundation and the amazing Broome community weren’t finished there though and through the generosity of local building companies and businesses, built Kyle’s Cottage – a fully furnished three bedroom, two bathroom home just five minutes walk from World acclaimed Cable Beach. The home is available without cost to families with children undergoing treatment for cancer, suffering an ongoing medical condition or families that may have had a recent bereavement. The Foundation’s next ambitious goal is to purchase, build or renovate a property in Perth to provide short to medium term accommodation to families with a child receiving urgent medical treatment at Perth’s new Children’s Hospital. The property will enable the Foundation to give back to the Broome community who have been such massive supporters of the Foundation over many years but also extend typically gracious and warm Kimberley hospitality to families from throughout Regional Western Australia.

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