Team riding with shared goal
TEAM Avoca has boosted its training schedule for this year’s Ride for Youth to prepare for the new leg in the Wheatbelt.
Event chairman Charlie Elders and fellow team members Natasha Lie, Graham Iddles and Daryl Smith are riding together up to four mornings a week, with their fifth team member, Tom Walsh, preparing for the 700km ride in London.
Ms Lie, who had ridden 35km the morning the WesternSuburbsWeekly caught up with her team, said the toughest part of the event was getting up early for training.
She said the extra training would prepare them for the additional route through Narrogin, Katanning and Mandurah, where they would visit more schools and raise more awareness for the event’s beneficiary, Youth Focus.
The team, riding together for the second year, aims to raise $50,000 through donations and a St Patrick’s Day event in March.
Mr Elders said Ride for Youth, from March 24-28 should raise more than $2 million this year.
The St Patrick’s Day Lunch is at Novotel Perth Langley on Tuesday, March 17, noon-3.30pm. Tickets are $165 each; call Charlie Elders on 0404 004 488 or Graham Iddles on 0412 888 203.
Team Avoca members Daryl Smith, Natasha Lie, Graham Iddles and Charlie Elders.