Saving kids with pedal power

Dr Rene Zimmerman, from the Littlehampton Medical Centre, South Australia, will be joined by 67-year-old Dr Lorraine Wheeldon, of the Tallangatta Health Service, Victoria, on the 13-day adventure.

The Born to Cycle team leaves Australia on Mother’s Day, 12 May, and faces five days in the saddle, travelling up to 100km per day on the Laos roads.

Dr Wheeldon said her age had not discouraged her from participating, although her first 40km ride