Five staff members from the Perth headquarters of Caps Australia completed the RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma, contributing to $190,000+ funds raised by the event for asthma support and research.
The Freeway Bike Hike is Western Australia’s largest cycling community event and charity fundraiser.
Ben Hart, Paolo Lazzari, Melgrace Laudit, Jan Van der Laan and Thomas Godwin took the train from Perth to the starting line in Mandurah, and were part of the more than 10,000 people who saddled up on their bikes to take over the freeways from Mandurah to Perth for the 65km charity fundraiser.
Organisers of the event said the amount raised was more than double that of 2012 and the number of cyclists was 25% higher than the previous year. Participants had the option of taking part in three different rides, which started at various points south of Perth. These were the Full Hike from Mandurah, the Mid Hike from Kwinana or Currambine and the Mini Hike from Bull Creek or Stirling.
All riders rolled over the finish line at Langley Park on the banks of the Swan River in the city.