Spotlight on a charity Trail Blazer

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As well as a great cycling event the Centenary Trail Blaze 2014 is also an important fundraiser for our charity partner the Heart Foundation.

With the event just days away we got in touch with one of the Charity’s supporters, Stephen Goggs, who will be riding for the cause on September 14th.

"While my own family history is one of blessed good heart health (my grandmother died at 106!), as a health administrator I am conscious that we all have a part to play in advancing our communal understanding of the triggers and treatments for heart disease.

"For that reason I am a keen supporter of the Heart Foundation and I have previously been a doorknock collector for the charity. So when I heard that the Heart Foundation were the charity partner for Pedal Power’s Centenary Trail Blaze event I decided to step up from walking to cycling for the cause!

"Last year while walking the whole border of the ACT, we came across the new northern campsite near One Tree Hill the week before the Centenary Trail was officially launched, then this year when I traversed a stretch of the trail near O’Malley while on a ‘rogaine’ (cross country navigation), I put two and two together and decided the Trail Blaze should be my next challenge.

"I think the Centenary Blaze is a fantastic setting for such an event - the proximity of the dramatic Red Rocks Gorge on the Murrumbidgee to Tuggeranong town centre never ceases to surprise and delight me, and for pure magic I love the cork oak forest at the National Arboretum. By the time the event starts I am hoping to have ridden most if not all of the segments of the Trail – provided I survive the Canberra Times Fun Run in the meantime!"

There is still time to join in the fun and excitement of the Centenary Trail Blaze on September 2014. Online registrations close on Thursday 11th September, but you can register in person over the weekend – you can find more details at


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