Ride for cause

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

One Kar­ratha lo­cal will be rid­ing for a cause when she takes on the Dwellingup 100 Moun­tain Bike Race this week­end.

Alana Kidd orig­i­nally signed up to the race purely for the com­pe­ti­tion but her ride took a char­i­ta­ble turn af­ter see­ing a Face­book post ask­ing for sup­port for Macken­zie Crane.

The race also goes un­der the ban­ner “ride for some­one who can’t” in sup­port of Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy WA.

Macken­zie, also a Kar­ratha lo­cal, suf­fers from a neu­ro­mus­cu­lar dis­ease which has her wheelchair­bound.

“When I saw Macken­zie’s dad put the post up I thought it was a re­ally good rea­son to raise money while do­ing the ride,” Mrs Kidd said.

“They have to go down to Perth a lot for med­i­cal tests and we are al­ready stretched liv­ing up here, but they are de­ter­mined to stay home in Kar­ratha.

“Af­ter meet­ing her I would love to keep in touch. She is a lovely young girl.”

The race starts on Septem­ber 5 and will see com­peti­tors ride through the forests, mud and green hills of the South West.

Mrs Kidd said rid­ing down south pro­vided a dif­fer­ent set of chal­lenges to those of her home tracks.

“Some of it is a lit­tle more for­giv­ing be­cause there aren’t as many rocks … but the hills are big­ger and you’re try­ing to fit the han­dle­bars be­tween the trees,” she said.

Do­na­tions can be made at ridef­swc2015.ev­ery­day­hero.com/au/ alana-kidd.

Pic­ture: Alana Kidd

Alana Kidd and Macken­zie Crane.

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