“In September 2021 we lost our brother Matt to bowel cancer. Matt was diagnosed in June 2021 and died three months later, just after his 39th birthday.

Always ready to help whoever needed a hand and always keen for a game of footy or weekend hunting, he led a very active lifestyle. Hearing Matt’s sudden diagnosis and prognosis was devastating to us all, especially Matt who still felt he had so much life left to live.

We are fundraising to try and make a change to this and raise awareness, so other families don’t have to go through what Matt and our family went through.

We will be riding on Honda CT10 postie bikes from Wilsons prom to Cape York and back, and have chosen postie bikes and this particular route, as both will be extremely challenging, particularly together in the proposed amount of time.

We wanted something hard, that tested our physical and mental strength and endurance.

Something to best represent the mental and physical challenges that Matt was faced with in his battle.

Matt was the strongest person we’ve ever known, he fought right up until the end and we want to represent that as best we can in this ride.” ~ David & Mark.

A very big thank you to David and Mark for spreading much needed awareness and raising over $17,000 for Bowel Cancer Australia whilst honouring Matt.

If you were inspired by David and Mark's fundraising activities and would like to support Bowel Cancer Australia through a community fundraiser get in touch with us through our webform