HUNDREDS of people challenged themselves and rode to Cape Bridgewater all for a good cause yesterday.
The second Beats Cycle for Hope had about 350 people ride from Portland to Cape Bridgewater in memory of Paul Beattie, who lost his seven-year battle with cancer in January last year, and also raise vital funds for a number of local charities.
The weather was perfect for the riders, who left from Hanlon Park at 10am and started arriving at Cape Bridgewater in the late morning.
Organiser Neil O’Donnell said the day went fabulously despite numbers being slightly down on predicted figures, due in part to the Portland BMX Club and Portland Cycling Club involved in events out of Portland.
“We are really happy with those numbers, it’s really humbling to see that many people out riding and enjoying being on a bike,” Mr O’Donnell said.
Part of the appeal of the event was the family focus with Mr O’Donnell saying there were dozens of families riding together, including a three-year-old child.
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