Charity jungle ride to be supersized to help kids
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