Coasting on a postie for charity

THERE’S nothing comfortable about sitting on a postie bike.

Just ask Stuart Griffin who along with best mate Clint McSpedden and 23 others, rode more than 500km from Inverell to Newcastle last week to raise funds for the John Hunter Hospital neo-natal unit and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.

Stuart, who stands well over six-feet, found the going a little more than uncomfortable, but as it was in the name of charity, there was little room for complaining.

The group’s initial aim was to raise $20,000, but thanks to the generosity of those they met along the way, they have more than doubled their target.

“It was a $500 minimum sign up fee,” Mr McSpedden said.

“Most of the guys had never even ridden a postie bike, half of them didn’t even have a licence and the response from the general public has just been incredible.

“We’ve had absolute strangers coming up to us and handing over $100 straight out of their wallets. They don’t even know what we’re raising money for.”

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