10 years riding to support Bjorn

It’s been ten years since passionate cyclist Bjorn Blasse had a parachuting accident that has prevented him cycling but his cycle club mates have honoured his passion with an annual ride.

The WA Audax Club is a long distance cycling club and Bjorn was a dedicated Committee member for many years.

“It means a lot to me and Bjorn that the club takes the time to include him as much as possible in this annual ride,“ says Bjorn’s wife Mary Blasse. “Bjorn was a passionate cyclist who has participated in many rides in Scotland and Europe before we moved to Australia including the 1200km Paris Brest Paris in 2007.

“We’ve had many challenges since the accident but the friendships Bjorn made through cycling have been a blessing and a source of strength. I am very grateful to Wayne Hickman WA Audax President who organises the ride every year and has been very supportive.”

10 cyclists participated in the 50km and 100km circuits on Saturday 24 February starting and finishing at Ability Centre’s Bradford Views complex in Coolbinia where Bjorn lives.