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James Quinton lost his brother to suicide and will be Cycling from Darwin to Perth to raise money for Lifeline
Astrid Volzke / The West Australian James Quinton lost his brother to suicide and will be Cycling from Darwin to Perth to raise money for Lifeline

A solo cyclist riding more than 4000 kilometres to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental well-being will be in Northampton and Geraldton on Sunday.

James Quinton, 30, has been riding up to eight hours a day in memory of his brother Justin, who lived in Geraldton and took his own life five years ago at the age of 35.

With the help of his family and friends, Mr Quinton is attempting to raise $50,000 for Lifeline WA.

"There are people out there who find it very difficult to get out of bed," he said.

"Suicide is the leading cause of death of people my age in Australia. This ride is for them."

Mr Quinton has invited people to join his ride at Northampton at the Glenfield IGA at 2 pm.

He will address a gathering a 3 pm on the Foreshore, next to Dome, where gold coin donations to Lifeline can be made.