To east from west emergency services are the best

IN the fearless footsteps of the Leyland brothers a group of Victorian emergency workers today completed their epic 5,050km Trek The Trak fundraiser at Byron Lighthouse.

Made up of CFA Fire-fighters and Ambulance Paramedics the riders were raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

EASY RIDERS: The Trek the Trak posse take a well earned break at Byron Lighthouse after their epic trip. Photo Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News
EASY RIDERS: The Trek the Trak posse take a well earned break at Byron Lighthouse after their epic trip. Photo Christian Morrow / Byron Shire News Christian Morrow

From west to east

Nearly a month after setting off from the most westerly point of mainland Australia, Steep Point, the riders and their support crew happily dismounted at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

This was the longest journey undertaken since the Trek was founded in 2009 and followed a similar course last undertaken by the Leyland Brothers in 1966.

"The Trekkers stay off the main roads where possible; they go where others rarely do," said spokesperson and film producer Cynthia Brown.

"They compile a record of their adventures on digital video, to share the beauty, colour and stark outback contrasts with other.

Plenty of footage

"Captured on hand-held bike, helmet and this year drone-mounted HD cameras, the hundreds of hours of footage are edited into a full-length movie, with proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service."

The group are now looking forward to taking a well-earned rest in Byron Bay and are being generously hosted at Byron Luxury Beach Houses.

The exhausted CFA Firefighters and Ambulance Paramedics will recuperate in Byron for a few days, enjoying generous donations from local companies including Stone & Wood and Byron Beach Café.

For Trek the Trak 5 movie trailer and related links go to: www.trekthetrak.com or www.facebook.com/TrekTheTrak



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