COFFS Harbour Rotary’s Ride for a Smile has got the wheels of change rolling.
The weekend’s charity ride raised enough to make a difference for medical programs benefiting under-privileged children in developing nations.
Ride for a Smile is thought to have raised almost $8000.
It saw a large group of riders cycle from the Coffs Harbour Jetty on Saturday morning.
The short leg carried them to Sawtell and back, while the long-distance riders took on the challenge of the 75kms from Coffs to Urunga and back.
Unlike most fundraisers the riders didn’t have to rattle the tin for sponsorships, instead they contributed $1 for every kilometre they rode.
“It’s a great opportunity to contribute to medical improvements for children from developing countries and was also a chance to raise funds in an enjoyable and healthy way with friends and colleagues,” said Graham Lockett from the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour.
The event was a precursor to Bike Week 2010, and gained the support of rotary clubs from Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Sawtell and Nambucca Heads.
The funding will be handed over to Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children.