Firies burning rubber for charity

A group of nine firefighters passed through Yass on Tuesday afternoon, just as bushfires around the region started to heat up.

But they weren’t in trucks, they were on road bikes and they were headed south.

The group of Tasmanian firefighters are participating in the inaugural ‘Headin South for a Cure’ ride from Brisbane to Hobart.

The group is raising money for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and aims to reach $100,000 come their arrival in Hobart, scheduled for January 14.

Adrian Adams, a senior firefighter from Launceston, said, like everyone, he has been touched by the crippling disease and it was a privilege to do his bit.

“In one way or another cancer has had an impact on everyone. We are just doing our bit, it’s our way of trying to make a difference.”

Once the group gets to Tasmania, there may be a move to raise some money for those affected by the Tasmanian fires.

Yass marked kilometre number 1370 for the group. On Wednesday they headed for Wagga. Only three participants in the group, cycle on a regular basis.

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