The group of Northern Rivers cyclists who rode a 350km circuit to raise money for the Biala Special School, Ballina.
The group of Northern Rivers cyclists who rode a 350km circuit to raise money for the Biala Special School, Ballina. The Northern Star

Pedalling for a special cause

A GROUP of 50 Northern Rivers cyclists rode into Ballina on Monday afternoon sore but unbowed.

The group had just completed the Biala Sunrise Cycles Charity Bike Ride of 350km which raised more than $13,000 for the Biala Special School in Ballina.

The cyclists started from Ballina on Saturday and wound their way through Coraki, Casino, Kyogle, Tyalgum and back to Ballina over three days.

The trip was the brainchild of Sunrise Cycles owner-operator Craig Gibson.

"We had excellent weather and it was a brilliant circuit," he said.

"We do a bike ride every year to raise money and one of the ladies who cycles with us, Janice Bone, works at Biala so we thought we'd raise money for them."

A large component of the money raised was through a raffle for a tandem bike which was won by Steve Rigby.

Sunrise Cycles, McDonald Kimberley Kampers and Bourke McCartney Young Solicitors also provided sponsorship money for the ride.


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