Ride for Country Kids, Royal Far West’s premier event rolled into town on Tuesday with 100 cyclists in toe. A quick stop off at the St Edwards Primary School saw cyclists have a quick break and catch up with some country kids.
The ride started in Wagga Wagga on Sunday and finished on Tuesday in Orange making it a 420km ride. The ride is to raise funds to support a greater number of country kids with complex developmental and health needs.
Lindsay Cane CEO of Royal Far West said, “we are very excited to ride into Canowindra and we just cracked the half a million mark!”
St Edwards School welcomed the riders with excitement and cheers.
“A very special welcome to you all, we greatly appreciate the work you do and for assisting children and their families. You are doing something really special for country kids. It is a huge effort and we congratulate you on making a difference to children’s lives,” Principal Ken McNamara said.
Cyclists were soon back on the road to complete the final leg on the journey.
“The ride has been all about country kids and we are hoping we can reach our tar- get of $600 000. We have been hit by thunderstorms and the heat but it has been so much fun!” said Lindsay Cane CEO Royal Far West.