St John NT Director Ambulance Services Andrew Thomas and Emergency Communication Centre Manager Craig Garraway will stretch their skills at Hidden Valley for the Ride Against Cancer NT on Saturday, 20 May 2023.
Normally home to the V8s, this event will see some superpower of the more humankind as Andy and Craig push an ambulance stretcher around the V8 track to show their support for the fund-raising event.
Held on the only Dry Season weekend without racing, this event will see members of the public have access to the iconic track on anything that is “mostly human powered”. While mainly on the track to provide first aid, the St John NT team couldn’t resist the opportunity to put a bit of extra muscle into their support of this event.
“Motor sports is such an iconic event in the Territory, how could we resist getting out there on the track,” said Andy.
“At this stage it is undecided who will play the role of the patient, and how many of the 66 laps we will complete, either way we are keen to see as many people as possible support our response to this worthy cause.”
Ride Against Cancer NT was instigated by a Motorsports NT member Mr Clive Baxter who wanted to contribute back to the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre that helped him and his late wife Chantal during some very difficult times. The 66 laps for Chantal is an endeavour to complete 66 laps overall, in memory of Chantal who passed away at age 66 and for all families and friends who have lost a loved one to cancer.
Tickets to the event are available for families, teams and individuals. Any form of non-powered wheels is welcome to participate.
The Hidden Valley racetrack is approximately three kilometres long, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen, helmets are mandatory.
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