Fund set up to build bike facility
NARELLE Dobinson's family and those whose lives she touched are determined her death won't be in vain.
A trust called the 24/7 Cycling Safety Fund has been set up to raise money to build a safe cycling facility in Ipswich.
Her death is the second in a short time for the tight-knit Ipswich cycling community after Malcolm Kamp was killed on the Warrego Hwy in June.
Mrs Dobinson's eldest son, Troy, battled through his grief to set up the fund.
“It's something for her legacy and the nightmare we've all been through to try to turn it into something good for the community,” he said.
“The cycling facility will be for kids, schools, people who, like mum, wasn't a racing person – she rode her bike every day and it was just for fitness.
“We need something in the next six months. We can't wait years now. I'm cracked. I've had enough.”
The campaign was boosted by Ipswich MP Rachel Nolan, who was at Mrs Dobinson's funeral, saying she supported it “100%”.
“I've spoken to the bike club and what the council and the club need to do is decide on a location,” Ms Nolan said.
“I have assured the club that if they come up with a proposal, I'll do all I can to support a half-and-half funding arrangement.”
Donations can be deposited into the 24/7 Cycling Safety Fund. Bank of Queensland BSB: 124053. Account: 21658550.