Char­ity jun­gle ride to be su­per­sized to help kids

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

The White­lion char­ity ride from Port Dou­glas to Cape Tribulation is about to be su­per­sized.

White­lion Jun­gle Ride or­gan­iser Les­ley Stevens said last year’s ride brought in 48 cy­clists and raised $3000 for the char­ity White­lion, which as­sists chil­dren who need help in the jus­tice sys­tem.

“We’re aim­ing for 100 rid­ers this year, and we’d like to raise at least $6000,” she said.

“If you don’t want to pedal all that way your­self, you can al­ways spon­sor a friend.”

While Les­ley is ex­pect­ing dozens of lo­cals to turn up on the day, she is also hop­ing the longer ver­sion of the ride, the 180km round-trip from Port Dou­glas to Cape Trib and back on Oc­to­ber 30 will at­tract some se­ri­ous cy­clists.

“I’ve had in­quiries and reg­is­tra­tions from peo­ple from Can­berra, Syd­ney and Toowoomba, pro­fes­sional rid­ers who will en­joy the chal­lenge,” she said.

“Some of them are go­ing to take the op­por­tu­nity to do a cou­ple of side-trips, like to Mt Mol­loy.”

Do­na­tions can be made and reg­is­tra­tions can be filed at www.white­lion.org.au.

Back for more: Char­ity ride or­gan­iser Les­ley Stephens with Ge­of­frey Hart-Davies at last year’s event

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