A long and winding road ... the group of cyclists heads into Coffs Harbour yesterday afternoon.
A long and winding road ... the group of cyclists heads into Coffs Harbour yesterday afternoon.

Wet and wild ride



THEY were wet and weary as they arrived in Coffs Harbour yesterday, but the cheers of the adoring crowd made the hard slog worthwhile.

The 15 cyclists have battled driving rain and slippery roads ever since leaving Ballina on Monday, and they're probably in for more as they continue their journey to Newcastle.

They hope to raise $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House in the Hunter during the annual Ride For Sick Kids.

Ronald McDonald House in the Hunter CEO, Ross Bingham, is one of the hardy souls who has embarked on this week's ride.

"It hasn't been too bad. It's been very un- dulating, with no real mountains to climb," Ross said.

"The only problem riding in this weather is you can't see potholes and you can't see the edge of the road properly. You have to anticipate things all the time."

Pacific Bay Resort will host a fundraising breakfast today.



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