Inspirational character: John Nye named City of Mandurah ‘local legend’

The City of Mandurah have named John Nye as their monthly ‘local legend’.

Mr Nye, who has lived in Mandurah with his family for 19 years, completed a solo motorcycle ride across India, breaking a Guinness World Record and raising money for the Peel Youth Medical Service (PYMS) recently.

His journey began in August when he travelled around the coast of India, slashing 11 days off the existing record, completing the challenge in 23 days and raising more than $10,000 in the process.

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Mr Nye said the ride was one of the toughest he has ever experienced with extreme weather, crazy traffic, bad road conditions and technical issues in the Himalayas.

He was forced to begin the ride a week earlier than planned due to weather conditions and deteriorating roads.

The Mandurah man experienced some of the most remote locations, leaving him feeling extremely isolated and totally lost with just gut instinct.

City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said it is a great privilege to meet such an inspirational person.

“Your record-breaking challenge reaching all four corners of India is impressive to say the least,” he said.

“I would also like to congratulate you on your outstanding fundraising effort raising $10,375 for PYMS.

“Our community is a better place because of people like you.”

To nominate someone to become a local legend, contact the City of Mandurah or visit mandurah.wa.gov.au.