Joffa Corfe to hit Stawell on Sunday

COLLINGWOOD cheer squad identity Joffa Corfe will roll into Stawell on Sunday.

Joffa departs Ballarat tomorrow on an eight-day charity bike ride to Adelaide, aiming to raise money for the families of children with epilepsy.

He will be joined by Joffre Pearce, father of Port Adelaide footballer Danyle Pearce, and Olympic track cyclist Brett Aitken will join the pair on the final leg to Adelaide's Football Park.

Speaking to the Mail-Times yesterday, Joffa said he felt 'excited, nervous and a little bit scared'.

He said he hoped to meet Wimmera people at football clubs and hotels during his stops in the Wimmera.

"Many country football clubs have invited us to be with them along the way with hotels and some hospitals also getting on board," he said.

"We're going to set up video pictures and blogs on my Facebook page daily to keep everyone updated. Our priority will be to have fun and meet as many people as possible while raising epilepsy awareness, with the key aim of returning back to Melbourne alive."

Joffa's adventure featured on the Marngrook Footy Show last night and has appeared in several regional newspapers but he was disappointed with a lack of coverage in Melbourne and Adelaide.

"This is a huge trip and everything has to go right for it to be a success," he said.

"The country folk in Victoria and South Australia have been fantastic.

''But I'm a little disappointed the major newspapers seem to have ignored what we're doing and why we're doing it."

Joffa and Joffre will ride 100 kilometres a day, stopping at Stawell on Sunday, Horsham on Monday and Nhill on Tuesday.

He will also stop at Bordertown, Coonalpyn and Murray Bridge before ending the ride in Adelaide on August 6.