Wauchope's Stuart Walsh is talking part in the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge

RIDER: Stuart Walsh out on his bike.

RIDER: Stuart Walsh out on his bike.

School teacher Stuart Walsh believes that no child should have to go through cancer and is taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to make sure that happens.

Stuart is a school teacher at Camden Haven High and has taken part in the last six challenges raising more than $13,600.

"I love being a teacher and seeing kids grow and develop and I believe that no young person should have to go through cancer," Stuart said.

"right now, cancer is the largest single killer of children from disease in Australia with over 600 children diagnosed with cancer every year and sadly three die every week.

"Kids should be living life, not fighting for it."

The challenge raises funds to support the Children's Medical Research Institute to continue their work into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Stuart said he found out about the challenge online and thought a riding challenge was right up his alley.

"I actually saw the challenge on Facebook when they were advertising the first ride and thought yes I could do that," he said.

"From there I have done it every year and they actually call me a grand superhero for the amount of money I have raised and I got a special riding top to wear.

"But I don't do it for anything like that I do it because I work with children every day and it is horrible to think that some kids have to spend years in hospital being treated for cancer."

To donate to Stuart's fundraising efforts click here.

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