Cycling and fun for a good cause this Sunday
THE annual charity ride Beats Cycle for Hope is poised to take off this Sunday, with hundred of participants expected to jump on bikes to raise much-needed funds for local people going through cancer and their carers.
The charity event is for cyclists of all abilities and ages, featuring a traditional 22km course from Portland to Cape Bridgewater, as well as two off-road courses.
While the traditional course follows the picturesque Bridgewater Rd, the off-road route takes can participants along through Bats Ridges Reserve, Mt Richmond and Bridgewater Lakes.
Participation is free and, being held on Sunday, which is St Patrick’s Day, so organisers are encouraging riders to dress up in costume, with prizes for the best dressed.
Leaving from Hanlon Park, the 43km off-road ride departs at 8.30am, the 22km off-road ride will leave at 9.30am, and the main ride departs at 10am.
Riders are encouraged to arrive at least half an hour before their ride departure.
Last year, despite a rain-affected event, the charity raised more than $7000, all of which has remained in the local community to support cancer carers and their families.
For information, visit www.beatscycleforhope.org or email BeatsCycleforHope@gmail.com. People can register from 8am on the day or pre-register at www.trybooking.com/BAWYH.