STRONGMAN PULLS TWO TRANSDEV NSW COACHES

Photography by: courtesy Transdev NSW


FORGET ZERO-EMISSION buses, it was all about ‘people-powered’ buses at Transdev NSW’s Bankstown depot this week.

STRONGMAN PULLS TWO TRANSDEV NSW COACHES
“We will be ready if Troy wants to attempt another challenge - perhaps pulling three buses next time," said Transdev NSW managing director Robert Macey.

Last year local strongman Troy Conley-Magnusson [or maybe we should just call him Thor? - Ed] approached Transdev NSW with a challenge to pull two of their coaches as part of his ongoing fundraising efforts, Transdev explains.

Once the logistics were sorted, Troy and the Transdev team set up the event on Monday, 29 March, with Channel 9's The TODAY Show on site all morning to capture the attempt on live TV.

This is not Troy’s first strongman event with a long list of garbage trucks, ice-cream trucks and light aircraft on his resume, but it was the first time he had attempted to pull not one but two coaches, weighing a hefty 11,200kg each.

When the time came, cheered on by students from the local school, Georges River Grammar, Conley-Magnusson successfully pulled the two vehicles over the line, Transdev confirms.

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FOR THE KIDS

His motivating force is the Hyundai Help for Kids Foundation, which supports three children’s charities including Ronald McDonald House, Sydney Children’s Hospital and Little Wings, which are located at Bankstown Airport and support the movement of sick children from rural NSW to the city for medical treatment.

Transdev NSW was more than happy to contribute to the cause with a $5,000 donation; Managing director Robert Macey said: "It’s not every day that we receive a request like this, but having received it we were most happy to support Troy and, in turn, three wonderful children’s charities."

"We will be ready if Troy wants to attempt another challenge - perhaps pulling three buses next time."

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