News

Cyclists hope to raise $100,000 for heart research

A GROUP of 34 cyclists, who are riding from Coolangatta to Sydney, will be in Yamba tomorrow as part of their ride to raise awareness about heart beat irregularities.

The group will set out from Coolangatta early tomorrow morning and is hoping to ride 216 kilometres on the first day.

"Arrhythmias (heart beat irregularities) are a major public health issue in Australia, affecting more than half-a-million people," said Paceline founder Steve Quinn.

"I am one of the lucky ones," said Mr Quinn, who was diagnosed with two forms of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter in 2003 at the age of 35.

"Close to one-in-five sufferers are unaware they have the condition, leaving them at risk of a potentially life-threatening stroke, heart failure or sudden death."

Paceline aims to raise $100,000 to help fund medical research into the causes and treatment of irregular heartbeats and Mr Quinn said as many as 5,000 people in the Northern Rivers live with the condition.

People interested in making a donation or joining the group can visit www.paceline.com.au.

Topics:  cycling




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'I apologise every day that I am not the person he married'

My battle with postnatal depression...

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Councillors vote down a pay rise, but not without a fight

Councillors Andrew Baker, left and Jason Kingsley disagreed over pay increases for councillors.

Councillors vote to knock back a pay rise for next financial year.

OPINION: Democratic right to get exactly what we deserve

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten are nearing the end of one of the longest campaign’s in Australian political history but it’s hardly a memorable one.

Don't blame politicians and media; it's all our own doing

4 myths locals get wrong about the Clarence Valley

The crowd at Market Square on Jacaranda Thursday.Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

So you think you know the Clarence Valley?

Latest deals and offers

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?