Volunteers cycled through Eltham yesterday as part of the Hell on Wheels Cycle Tour which is a fundraiser for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.
Volunteers cycled through Eltham yesterday as part of the Hell on Wheels Cycle Tour which is a fundraiser for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. AVA BENNY-MORRISON

Hell on Wheels tour nears end

THERE is nothing better than a glass of icy cold water after a long run.

But for the 28 volunteers riding in the Hell on Wheels Cycle Tour, a week-long bike ride deserves a little bit more – an icy cold beer at the Eltham Pub.

The Hell on Wheels Cycle Tour is an annual fundraiser for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter and this year it started at Dorrigo and will finish at the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Base in Lismore at midday today.

Riders completed the second last leg of the tour yesterday and rode from Casino to Ballina via Eltham.

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter media and marketing officer Lauren Busse said they hoped to raise $65,000 from the cycle tour.

“The funds raised from the Hell on Wheels are considered in a separate budget to the Awareness Week budget (where the organisation had a $125,000 shortfall in donations),” she said.

“However, the money raised all contributes to the helicopter to continue its life-saving work.”



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