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Expedition: Englishman Conrad Evans, 29, pauses to check a Perth street directory as he approaches the city.
Trike trek rolls on for research
By Trevor Robb
CONRAD EVANS has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and little use of one hand. He rides a sturdy Higgins tricycle built in 1956 and arrived in Perth yesterday after cycling 10,000km from Sydney.

The buoyant 29-year-old Englishman set out in March on a 15,000km cycling expedition around Australia.

Battling steady headwinds for much of his journey down the west coast since he left Broome, Mr Evans was looking forward to a well-earned rest before tackling the leg to Ceduna in South Australia and then on to Adelaide.

Mr Evans, who has no support crew and nothing more than a tiny trailer to tow his camping gear in, is raising money for a British medical research organisation, Action Research, whose work includes research into cerebral palsy.

"Cycling is the best way to see a country and Australia is a beautiful country," he said.

Anyone wanting to donate or simply to follow Mr Evans' progress can log on to www.time2meet.com/oz and follow the links.