Imagine riding your bike 420km in one day.
Not a relay, no stopping overnight, just 420km straight with two of your best mates.
That’s the challenge that Claremont teammates Ian Richardson and Declan Mounford tackled with their mate Liam Gribbon, all in the name of charity.
The trio set off from Perth and planned to finish Albany, seeing all money raised for the recent disastrous bushfires in Australia.
Leaving from Leederville at 6.00am on Saturday, the riders were greeted by 12 Claremont players and current coach Darren Harris, a sign of the culture built at Revo Fitness Stadium.
Their Ride4Relief was a huge success, riding through the day and night to reach Centennial Oval in spot on 20 hours, arriving at 2.00am Sunday.
For their efforts, the trio finished the trip with a well-deserved bottle of champagne to celebrate the achievement.
Former Claremont skipper Richardson was thrilled to complete the difficult mission and couldn’t wait to donate the money to people in need.
“Obviously what has happened around Australia over the past few months has touched all of us,” Richardson said.
“To do our little bit and raise $16,500 for those people is a really great feeling, particularly doing it alongside two great mates.”
“Riding that far with minimal breaks is certainly one of the toughest things I’ve challenged myself to do, but it is nothing in comparison to what some of those affected are going through.”
“Definitely a rewarding 24 hours and we thank everyone who has donated thus far.”
There is still time to donate to this worthwhile cause - www.gofundme.com/ride4relief