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Simon Lilley enjoys a challenge, and there aren't many tougher than cycling up Mount Coot-tha in search of a personal best.
Mr Lilley was hoping to beat his PB at climbing the mountain during Sunday's BDO Brisbane Coot-tha Challenge hosted by Bicycle Queensland, but was also aiming to raise as much money as possible for Endeavour Foundation.
The 40 year-old teacher from Tannum Sands wasn't far outside his best time for the timed climb section, but his sponsorship landed him $1,343.65 for Endeavour Foundation to finish as top individual fundraiser.
Simon, who teaches Religion, English, Geography, and Tourism at Chanel College Gladstone, said it was a good day.
“It was exciting being in among all sorts of abilities and levels, and my personal challenge was to do better than in previous years.
“Fundraising makes it all the more significant.”
He was aided by the 'Everyday Hero' website where friends and colleagues could offer their sponsorship.
“It was excellent,” he says. “I could link into Facebook and engage people there.
“My fellow-teachers and past students have been fantastic, too. The support at the school community has been invaluable.”
Simon, who started cycling three years ago to improve his fitness, will be back to face the Mt Coot-tha Challenge next year.
“There's room for improvement as I hadn't ridden seriously on a road bike for about three months this time after breaking my wrist in December.
“ My best time up the mountain is 11 minutes and 12 seconds and I was about a minute outside that on Sunday so I'll be back to improve it.”
Money raised for Endeavour Foundation will go towards helping more than 3,350 people with a disability throughout Queensland and New South Wales.
Endeavour Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a number of events through 2011.
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