Gruelling fundraiser ride ahead
RACQ CareFlight paramedics cover a lot of distance in their lifesaving roles, but not in the gruelling style crew member Brad Solomon intends to put himself through.
Mr Solomon plans to join some of Australia's best cyclists when they ride more than 270km from Coolangatta to Toowoomba in one day.
The event has attracted several high-profile athletes, including former world champion cyclist Mark Jamieson and former world champion Paralympic cyclist Bryce Lindores.
With four years cycling under his belt, Mr Solomon considers himself the minnow of the group.
"This is a pretty exhausting ride, even for elite riders," Mr Solomon said.
"I feel really privileged to ride beside them."
He said he had been riding 500-600km a week during his time off.
But negotiating the Toowoomba Range at the end of a massive ride would test his endurance.
"That's going to be a difficult pinch that one," he said.
"There is going to be a bit of discomfort there."
Entrants are raising money for new CareFlight equipment in the lead-up to the September 21 ride.
To donate visit everydayhero.com.au or drop into the CareFlight base at Toowoomba airport.