Bikes for Cambodian landmine workers

Thirty-two landmine clearance workers in Cambodia now have a quicker, safer way to get to work thanks to some of Canberra's competitive cyclists. The mostly female landmine de-mining group from the Banteay Meanchey province of Cambodia work full-time clearing land mines from high traffic areas like river banks and roads. Many reported feeling tired from walking up to 14km a day to and from work.

After hearing about their plight, Paralympic champion and Austcare Ambassador Michael Milton asked Canberra Cycling Club's help to raise the $1200 needed to buy bicycles. Milton is the world-record holding speed skier and also set a new national record in the LC3 individual pursuit at the National Track Cycling Championships recently.

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