Pub tour for a good cause

PETER ARTHUR and a group of car enthusiast are setting off on a trek to visit some historic pubs in Queensland, and it's all in the name of charity.

“It's a pub tour, not a pub crawl,” he said with a smile.

Mr Arthur has organised the car rally to raise money for Our Kids.

“We start at Lismore on Saturday morning and on the first night we are staying at Nindigully, the oldest pub in Queensland.”

The week-long trip also takes in Eromanga pub which claims to be the farthest pub from the coast in Australia. They will finish at Muckadilla before heading back to Lismore.

Teams will have to keep their eyes peeled along the way as they attempt to answer about 400 questions.

Five teams have registered so far and there are prizes for the best decorated car, the team that raises the most money, and the one that correctly answers the most questions.

Mr Arthur established a voluntary organisation called Trek Quest about six years ago that has been raising money for charities such as Our Kids and Angel Flight.

In 2005 they raised $20,000 to buy a humidicrib for Our Kids, and at the same time set a world record for travelling from the most easterly point to the most westerly point in Australia and back again.

The round trip from Byron Bay to Steep Point, near Western Australia's famous Monkey Mia, took six days, three hours and 56 minutes.

It was so much fun that they are planning to do it again next year, this time on motorbikes.

“Our Kids have got a pretty big wish list at the moment. So we're trying to raise about $70,000 in the next year. We'll try to set the world record on motorbikes.”

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