Whitelion rides again
TEN-YEAR old local lad Jamie Hudson is taking part in the 2013 Whitelion Jungle Ride, pedalling 90km from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation, to raise funds and awareness for a worthy cause.
Now in its fifth year, the Whitelion Jungle Ride is going from strength to strength. It is expected around 200 participants will take part in this picturesque ride and fundraiser.
Founded in 1999 in response to an identified gap in transitional services for young people leaving juvenile justice, Whitelion has continued to expand its services in response to vulnerable young people’s needs.
Jamie said he was looking forward to the ride.
‘‘I’m doing it for fun and to raise money to help kids not as lucky as me,’’ he said.
‘‘I did it last year and it was a very long ride but a lot of fun.
‘‘I’ve been riding lots so I will get to Cape Tribulation. ‘‘Dad and some friends are doing it with me. ‘‘I’m very excited.’’ Whitelion opens doors to opportunities, relationships and community for at-risk young people in the Australian community. Whitelion has been supporting at-risk young people for more than 12 years, helping them to change their lives.
The Whitelion Jungle Ride was created in the hope it would encourage and inspire ordinary people, including children, and those with less athletic experience, to step outside of their comfort zones and challenge themselves, while at the same time helping to raise funds for these young people in urgent need of help.
The ride caters for riders of all levels of ability and fitness including recreational cyclists right up to elite athletes.
For more information about the upcoming Whitelion Jungle Ride contact Lesley Stephens via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0418 792 321.