With a full 110cc of postie bike power a Tamworth man is taking on Australia's toughest road in the name of beating brain cancer and assisting burns victims, while also having a bit of fun.
Chris Bath is taking on the Gibb River Postie Bike Ride next month, taking on a 1043 km journey through the beautiful but rugged Kimberley region from Kununurra to Broome for the Bright Blue Charity for Sick Children, who have partnered with Australia Post.
"It is a bit daunting - I only got my learners license last week, but it is also a very exciting challenge to take on, and for a great cause," Mr Bath said.
"I have been very lucky and have two healthy kids, I couldn't imagine what families with sick or injured children go through."
To participate in the ride every rider has to raise $5000 for the Bright Blue charity, on top of the registration and travel costs.
"It has been a bit tough to raise the funds during the drought, I haven't really felt too comfortable asking people because a lot of people have already given as much as they can," Mr Bath said.
"Hopefully I can get across the line and start that engine."
Mr Bath will be joining four friends from his university days for the great northern adventure, and with not much motorcycle experience between them is certain they are in for some great spills and thrills.
"Some of those river crossings and corrugated dirt roads with road trains might be fairly interesting on a postie bike, but I have never been to the top end before so this should be a great way to have a look, especially sleeping out under the stars each night," he said.
"I can't wait to get up there and have a crack at it."
For more information or to help Chris Bath raise funds for Bright Blue please visit: https://gibbriverride2019.everydayhero.com/au/bathy-s-gibb-river-postie-ride-2019