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FDC’s very own Ben Woods is 2,245kms into his 18,000 kilometre cycling journey in memory of his late brother, Jason Woods. Ben is riding to raise money and awareness for the Black Dog Institute who are dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. Mental illness leads to roughly 3027 deaths in Australia every year. The funds raised will go towards suicide prevention programs and mental health education in schools and community based settings.

Due to an unfortunate crash with a vehicle in Caboolture on 19th June, Ben received a grade 5 acromioclavicular separation and required immediate shoulder surgery followed by intensive physiotherapy. 54 days after the crash on 12th August, he was back in his saddle headed for Noosa. He is currently enroute from Airley Beach and will arrive at Home Hill by the end of the day. Ben will reach the northernmost point of Australia, Cape York, on Saturday 16th September 2017.

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To find out more about Ride for Jase, donate to the cause or track Ben’s ride, please visit