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Riders gear-up in memory of Elliot
Daniel Steinke, Robert Kidman, Peter Wilson, Barry Cable and John Graham. Picture: Michael O'Brien/The West Australian

Telethon's Adventurers will ride more than 2000km this year in the name of Elliot Parish.

Sadly Elliot will not be there to cheer on about 15 riders aiming to raise $250,000 on the Woolworths Ride for Elliot. The four-year-old who touched the hearts of West Australians as he bravely fought cancer lost his battle last year.

The team, including football legend Barry Cable and former West Coast player Peter Wilson, will set off from Perth on October 27, ride through the South West to Esperance and on to Kalgoorlie before returning to Perth for the first day of Telethon on November 10.The ride is one of several challenges for the Adventurers, who have declared war on childhood cancer.

Wilson, who was Elliot's godfather and co-founded the Adventurers with Elliot's father Rick Parish, said they needed five more riders to join them.

"We will all be exhausted but at the end of the day, I think we will be able to be very happy with what we've achieved," he said.

Organiser Robert Kidman, who is an area manager for Woolworths, said last year's ride had raised about $220,000 and they were aiming for more this time.

Mr Kidman said Woolworths, which will also raise money during the month before the ride, hoped to exceed last year's overall Adventurers fundraising total of $500,000. He said many of those participating in the ride had a personal connection to cancer.

The public are invited to join the ride on the final day at Northam or the Lakes Roadhouse.

The West Australian

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