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Media Release by The Hon Larry Anthony MP

Whatever you enjoy – keep on doing it

Minister for Community Services, Larry Anthony, and Minister for Aged Care, Bronwyn Bishop, will welcome 75 year old cyclist, Jack Griffin, to Canberra after completing his epic bicycle ride from Tweed Heads.

The aim of Jack’s ride is to celebrate the International year of Older Persons and encourage older Australians to exercise more.

Jack will be arriving at the front of Parliament House at 11:45 and will be met by Larry Anthony and Bronwyn Bishop.

Larry Anthony, a keen cyclist himself, rode the first leg of the journey with Jack from Tweed Heads to Byron Bay and is looking forward to meeting him when he arrives in Canberra.

“People like Jack are an inspiration to us all. He just goes to prove that age doesn’t stop you from being active and shouldn’t stop you from doing the things that you love to do,” Mr Anthony said.

Jack is a committed cyclist and has been riding for 60 years. Since turning 60 he has ridden around Australia on three separate occasions

His message is ‘whatever you enjoy – keep on doing it because its never to late to start’.

“I don’t intend to spend my late years sitting around in God’s waiting room. I will be managing to turn the pedals a few more times,” he said.