Riders in race to help sick kids


Eighteen determined cyclists are set to ride rough across 535 kilometres to raise funds for charity.

The annual Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Northern NSW Ride for Sick Kids will take place over five days, starting on Tuesday 10 September, as participants strive to raise $200,000 for seriously ill or injured children and their families.

The group will begin at McDonald’s Inverell and travel south through the picturesque New England North West region, stopping at Armidale, Tamworth, Scone and Singleton, before crossing the finish line at John Hunter Children’s Hospital on Saturday 14 September.

Last year, RMHC opened its doors to more than 770 families and provided over 7,750 nights of accommodation – helping to keep families close together.

RMHC Northern NSW chief executive and 2019 rider, Ross Bingham, said he had met many families who had stayed at the house and heard countless stories of strength and bravery.

“It is these moments that motivate me to jump in the saddle each year and help raise funds to support families with a sick or injured child,” he said.

“Events like Ride for Sick Kids are crucial in helping to raise awareness and much-needed funds so that we can keep our doors open to families when they need us the most.”

Visit fundraise.rmhc.org.au for more information or to donate.

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