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Riders pedal for sick kids

SADDLE UP: Ballina’s Scott Campbell joins the annual Ride for Sick Kids.
SADDLE UP: Ballina’s Scott Campbell joins the annual Ride for Sick Kids.

MCDONALD'S Ballina licensee Scott Campbell is riding to help the annual Ride for Sick Kids raise much-needed funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Queensland.

Scott is one of 19 cyclists who will ride a staggering 600km over four days, beginning at Airlie Beach and ending in Cairns, stopping on the way at Mission Beach, Atherton and Port Douglas.

Since establishing the Ride for Sick Kids 10 years ago, Scott has taken part every year. This year it includes 1100m of uphill riding and a huge 180km stint in one day. But Scott said it was worth the pain to help contribute to the work of RMHC.

"Living in the country has made me realise how hard it is to travel so far for medical treatment and how stressful the situation can be. The proposed new hospital in Brisbane is great for the community but challenging for Ronald McDonald House to increase facilities and services. We need to raise the funds to meet this challenge," he said.

Scott's weekly training regime involves 200km of cycling to reach the required fitness for the ride.

At each stop, the cyclists will visit a school to help educate students on bike safety and why the licensees are raising funds for RMHC by participating.

Topics:  cycling mcdonalds ronald mcdonald house



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