ADEENA Gerding is riding her pushbike from Sydney to Cairns with a pitstop in Bundaberg as she raises money for Bikes for Life.

Bikes for Life is a charity supporting remote communities with bicycles.

"A bicycle is not only a means of transport to places of employment and education but can provide many with access to remote sources of food, water, medicine and shelter," the website states.

"One bicycle can support social rehabilitation & economic change and it is our mission is to collect, restore and provide bicycles to some of the most marginalised & impoverished communities around the world."

Ms Gerding stopped off in Bundaberg over the weekend and was yesterday in Agnes Water as part of her 2373km trip.

The determined tourist hails from South Africa and said she took to pedal power for several reasons.

"Firstly it's a great way to see Australia nice and slowly," Ms Gerding said.

"Secondly it's warmer weather up north and then it's a chance to do something amazing for someone else."

To find out more about Ms Gerding's journey head to www.barefootedgypsy. blogspot.com.au/.

To donate or read about the charity, head to http://www.bikes4life.com.au/.



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