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Magoo's Crew, In loving memory of Cheryl Ferry

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A soul taken too soon

A bloke, his bike and some really big sand dunes

3 people who want to create awareness, inspire others and make a difference

Meet Magoo's Crew, consisting of Magoo (Dan), Melissa and Colin.
The (a little bit crazy) idea is to travel across the Simpson Desert to raise funds for the MND foundation. Magoo will be pedalling his Fat Bike 500 kilometres from Purni Bore in South Australia, all the way to Birdsville in Queensland as part of the Simpson Desert Bike Challenge.
Melissa and Colin will form the support crew, thankfully on FOUR wheels!
We told you it was a little bit crazy.


Mel lost her mother last year to MND. Cheryl didn’t have much time between her diagnosis and eventual passing, diagnosed in June 2021 and leaving us on December 6 2021. We were meant to do the ride last year, with Cheryl giving Dan her blessing to complete it raising funds for MND SA in her name. Cheryl was even steadfast in the fact that she was coming along for the adventure as she had only driven across the Simpson Desert less than 12 months beforehand in convoy with us, her husband Colin and a few teachers here from Leigh Creek. Plus, an adventure always needs a photographer and if anyone was going to take 4000 photos in a 5 day period, it was Cheryl.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 between now and the completion of the race on the 1st October, to be donated entirely to the MND Foundation in support of continuing research to find a way to beat this disease. Bonus…If we hit this goal by the time we roll into the Birdsville Hotel, Dan will shave off his beard; a fixture on his face since 2015….GASP!

If you’re interested in coming along for the ride, we will document it via our Instagram @youmeandatroopy.

If you are able, please donate. We understand it’s not always possible, but a share of our story, a link to this page or just talking to the person next to you about it is brilliant too.

Forever Grateful
Dan, Mel & Colin

My Updates

30 Oct 2022

Thankyou so much to everyone that has supported us through this fundraising effort, the money raised is above and beyond what we could ever have hoped for. Stay tuned to the instagram and facebook pages as we update you on the outcomes of the race (if you didn't follow along already)

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