Jared Graves undergoes surgery

Jared Graves continues his recovery in Queensland, after surgery to remove a brain tumour was successful late last week.

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Jared was kept awake during the procedure in order for medical staff to assess various motor functions and responses, but the majority of ‘Terry the Tumour’ (Jared’s nickname, not ours!) has been removed.

Follow-up treatment will be required to ensure the tumour has been completely removed, which is likely to include chemotherapy.

Posting on social media, Jared says it’s been a “tough few days”.

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“Sleep just isn’t happening, got a lot to catch up on, but following the racing is keeping my sanity intact,” he said, as team lined up for round seven of the EWS in Spain.

A gofundme page called Strength for Jared has raised more than $50,000 from more than 800 donors to support Jared’s journey back to health. Jared says that unused monies will be donated to cancer research charities.

We wish Jared every strength as he tackles his recovery.

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Bicycling Australia

He is Australia’s Energy Minister, the Federal MP representing the Southern Highlands, a passionate cyclist, and preparing to saddle up for the ultimate challenge - the 175km Maxi Classic at the 2018 Bowral Classic this coming Sunday.

Cycling advocacy organisations from across Australia have united in a national call to action focusing on rider awareness, safe passing, and respect on our roads.

A counter on a popular Brisbane bikeway clicked past the one million mark on Friday afternoon, more than a million trips registering on the Council-funded counter this year.