Cyclists off on $130k fundraiser

Group of cyclists biking on roah in Timaru

Source: Timaru Herald

More than 120 cyclists who have raised about $130,000 for charity pedalled out of Timaru yesterday on the first leg of a 385-kilometre ride. The 16th annual Central South Island Charity Bike Ride had been at risk of getting scrapped by Covid-19 but Mosgiel cyclist Rebecca Cameron still packed a bag and headed up on Wednesday in the hope it would go ahead.

The main reason Cameron wanted to do the ride for the first time this year was because it was benefiting Riding for the Disabled, a charity which had helped her nephew cope with partially losing his eyesight to a brain tumour.

South Canterbury’s Hospice, Family Works, YMCA, Heart Kids, Graeme Dingle Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Child Restraint Rentals will also get a slice of the funds.


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