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Paper Talk

Our MD – Ed Kirk was in the paper this morning talking about his new charity…

Originally published in the Hornsby Advocate on 2nd July 2015.

Cyclist’s long ride out of depression

As a cycling enthusiast living in Newtown, Ed Kirk stopped at a property for sale in Cowan while on a training ride to Mt White.Three months later, he negotiated its sale and made the move to the suburb with his wife and two children more than six years ago.

Today he keeps up his love of cycling, riding 42km to his workplace in Surry Hills most days of the week, averaging 30km/h. Sometimes he makes the ride back home as well, instead of taking the train.“I get to enjoy all the traffic up and down the Pacific Highway,” Mr Kirk said.“Would you believe it’s the traffic that slows us down?”

His cycling routine has not only become addictive but has become a necessity for Mr Kirk, who has suffered from depression. He said joining a cycling group was a great way of beating the blues.“

Several people who I ride with on a regular basis use cycling as part of their ongoing strategy as part of their management of depression,” he said.Together with friend Jason O’Halloran, who has also suffered from depression, they have organised a bicycle tour from Berowra to Broke, to raise money and awareness for beyondblue.

To be held on Saturday, October 24, the 180km ride is titled Go For Broke.