Pollie Pedal to support Soldier On

Charity bike ride: MPs and supporters gather for the launch of the next Pollie Pedal to raise money for Soldier On.

Charity bike ride: MPs and supporters gather for the launch of the next Pollie Pedal to raise money for Soldier On.

EXPECT the next Pollie Pedal to include some Mid-North Coast faces.

Cowper MP Luke Hartsuyker hopes to take part in the next Pollie Pedal and Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie will join part of the ride too.

They attended a recent Pollie Pedal launch at the Australian War Memorial.

Federal MPs will jump on their bikes to raise money for returned veterans group Soldier On.

The group supports men and women who have been physically or psychologically affected by their service.

Mr Hartsuyker said he planned to take part in the next fundraising ride.

The Cowper MP has joined about 10 Pollie Pedal rides in his 15 years in parliament.

Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie has taken part in seven Pollie Pedal events over the years.

Dr Gillespie got involved prior to his time in politics due to his friendship with Tony Abbott.

The Pollie Pedal kicked off in 1998 when Mr Abbott gathered a number of politicians together to undertake the ride and raise money for charity.

The annual event has supported charities ranging from Royal Flying Doctor Service to Ronald McDonald House, The Manly Women’s Shelter and Carers Australia. 

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