Shane Crawford, the resident AFL Footy Show larrikin and Brownlow medallist, will embark on his biggest challenge yet when he rides his bike across Australia to raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Crawford will set out from Melbourne on Thursday, June 20, to ride across the Nullarbor, where he will meet the boys to broadcast The AFL Footy Show live from Crown Perth on Thursday, July 11
Tour de Crawf is a gruelling 22-day marathon over 3600 kilometres in which Shane will average 170 kilometres a day. As an indication of how massive this challenge is, he will be riding further than the professionals in the famous Tour de France in fewer days.
Bendigo, Swan Hill, Port Augusta and Norseman are just a few of the regional towns Shane will cycle through as he makes his way across Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia to Perth.
Shane says: “I am hitting the road for the second time to raise money for Breast Cancer Network Australia. When the boys suggested taking the show to Perth I thought it would be a good idea to ride my bike across Australia to meet them there and raise money for a great charity while I am at it.”
In 2010, Shane Crawford ran more than 760 kilometres, averaging more than 60 kilometres a day from Adelaide to Melbourne, for
That’s What I’m Walkin’ About. This charity run raised $600,000 in donations to further awareness and support of breast cancer sufferers.
“That’s What I’m Walkin’ About was a life-changing experience,” he said. “I met some unbelievable and inspiring breast cancer survivors and learnt the significance and importance of Breast Cancer Network Australia for families around the country. The pain and agony I will go through riding 3600 kilometres in 22 days and crossing the Nullarbor is nothing compared to the pain Australian women battling breast cancer go through each day.”
Breast Cancer Network Australia is a national organisation working to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the best information, treatment, care and support possible.
“Shane’s run in 2010 had a huge impact on the communities along the route, and for thousands of women with breast cancer, their families and friends across Australia. He occupies a very special place in the hearts of all our members,” says Maxine Morand, CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia.
More information about this incredible journey will be released in coming weeks. To get behind Shane Crawford, and keep up to date with Tour de Crawf, visit facebook.com/AFLFootyShow. © 2013 Nine Network Australia ninemsn.com.au