Ready for the Ride for a Smile are Graham Lockett (front), Bruce Robertson and Sandy Price.
Ready for the Ride for a Smile are Graham Lockett (front), Bruce Robertson and Sandy Price. Rob Wright

Coffs to host 75km charity ride

RAIN, hail, or shine, you can be certain a hardy bunch of cyclists will line up at Coffs Harbour’s jetty on Saturday for a big charity ride.

At least 12 cyclists will cover the 75km to Urunga via Yellow Rock Road and return in Rotary’s Ride for a Smile, which hopes to raise $8000 for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC).

This program provides life saving and dignity-restoring medical help to under-privileged children from developing nations.

Participants will contribute $1 per kilometre, or more if they choose, for the ride which will take up to three hours to complete.

“First of all it’s a great opportunity to contribute to medical improvements for children from developing countries,” said Graham Lockett from the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour City.

“It’s also a chance to raise funds in an enjoyable and healthy way with friends and colleagues.”

Most of the riders cycle regularly so while this ride won’t be a huge struggle for them, it will be a great lead-up to a more gruelling and even bigger community Ride for a Smile to be held during Bike Week in September.

All rotary clubs on the Coffs Coast are throwing their support behind this cause. For more information, contact Peter Jackson on 0437 517 904.



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