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A Perth rider is going loopy for a good cause

City of Subiaco staff member and avid mountain bike rider Jamie Burton will ride a two kilometre loop in his local neighbourhood this Saturday... 250 times.

Yes, that's 500 kilometres in a 24-hour solo cycling challenge, all to raise money for frontline workers in his community.

Jamie is hoping to raise $1000 and is donating it directly to the local café, Wholefood Circus, who will pay it forward by covering the cost of coffees and muffins for healthcare workers during this difficult time.

While it may only be a small gesture that he wants to give healthcare workers, Jamie hopes that this small gesture will make the day of someone who deserves it.
 
“Healthcare workers are doing so much, it’ll be nice to give back to them,” he said.
 
Jamie’s ambitious challenge has caught the attention of seven time world champion endurance mountain bike racer, Jason English. Described quite rightly by the Sydney Morning Herald as "the best Australian cyclist you've never heard of", English has committed to completing the same challenge on the same weekend in his community.

Perhaps they were also inspired by US cross-country mountain bike champ Keegan Swenson who recently broke the fastest "Everesting" record by doing a 14-minute climb 29 times over eight hours.

The challenge will kick off at 12pm on Saturday 23 May and run for 24-hours.
 
The City of Subiaco website said: "If you would like to get involved, you can donate directly to Wholefood Circus (107 Nicholson Road, Shenton Park Perth) – just remember to mention Jamie’s name."

Feature image: Rachael Torre owner Wholefood Circus with City of Subiaco employee Jamie Burton. Credit: Andrew Ritchie/Community News

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