Ride for cause
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.
Alana Kidd and Mackenzie Crane.