It gives me great pleasure to re-introduce you to 2013 Cotton Young Farming Champion Martin Murray
Martin (left) and Macca
Martin and his friend James Macca Mackenzie are planning to raise money for Aussie Helpers and rural families by riding their Postie Bikes from Moree in Northern NSW to Broome on the stunning Western Australian Coast.
Wow just looking at the route exhausts me
Twenty-year-old Martin says he and James hope to complete the trip in just seven days. “We’ll be travelling via the Plenty Highway and Tanami track, covering a total of 4279km… and a lot of that’s dirt,” he says.
“We wanted to raise money for a good cause and take our ‘Posties’ on an adventure – they add to the challenge. It wouldn’t be so much of a challenge if we took James’ Patrol,” Martin jokes.
Aussie Helpers, a volunteer group started in 2002 to help support rural families in the outback, was the obvious choice of charity for Martin and James. “We’ve always been fans of their work,” Martin says. “Raising $10,000 seems like an ambitious starting point but I believe we can make it.”
Macca’s bike is starting to look pretty impressive
Martin and Macca plan to leave on the 16th of June and aim to raise $10 000 for Aussie Helpers. You can read all about it and follow their journey here
You can cheer them
On twitter here
On Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/EastToWestPostieRide
Please feel free to donate to the East West Postie Ride for Farmers cause via their Everyday Hero page.
Thanks Martin and Macca you have inspired me to keep fighting the good fight. I salute you and I truly hope you find the highway of generosity and surpass the $10K target
Shout out to fellow Young Farming Champion the gorgeous Bessie at Burragan who is also supporting the boys with great press releases