Clinician cyclists Dr Chris Ganora and Dr Philip Lee may have seen the world on two wheels, but the Coleman Greig Challenge at Parramatta Park on September 21 is at the front of their minds.
Dr Chris Ganora, who is a GP and lecturer at the University of Sydney’s medical school at Westmead, and Dr Philip Lee, former palliative care director at Westmead Hospital, will put pedal to the metal alongside hundreds of others in this year’s challenge.
Dr Lee has completed 160km of cycling in a day as part of the Gran Fondo in Italy and qualified for the world championships. He will be participating in the Coleman Greig Challenge for the first time.
“I haven’t raced in over a year so I’m looking forward to it,” Dr Lee said.
“Come and join us – it may be a relief to know there are doctors on hand for any first-aid people might need!”
Dr Ganora is also an avid cyclist who regularly rides in a group setting. He is preparing to cycle through the Swiss-Italian Alps but Coleman Greig is his next challenge.
“I came third in last year’s Coleman Gregg so it would be good to improve on that this year,” Dr Ganora said.
“Sign up if you haven’t already and get involved. Eighty per cent of the challenge is getting on the saddle – once you’re there it’s fine.
“Coleman Greig has a bit of a carnival-type atmosphere because it’s not all competitive, so it’s a great morning.
“Register and enjoy yourself.”
Participants are welcome to cycle, run or walk the challenge. A free breakfast is available for participants and volunteers after the event. For more information and registration details visit the Coleman Greig website.