WHY ARE YOU DOING THE RIDE?
I was really blown away by the stories shared by the riders and the beautiful images from the 2020 ride – from the amazing landscapes; hearing about the riders learning from the local communities; to the joyful images of the kids riding their bikes. As a kid I loved riding my bike and the sense of freedom and independence that it provided me. It seemed a pretty basic childhood pleasure that I assumed most children had access to, but I’ve learnt this is not the case. As a (now very) mature adult, I’m again enjoying the feeling of being on two wheels and belonging to a strong cycling community that supports and contributes to others in a myriad of ways.
Riding from Perth to Laverton to raise funds to support the Laverton community will be a great physical challenge to undertake. I’m hopeful that the outcome will be to enable the local kids to experience the simple enjoyment of riding a bike, and all of the positive benefits that it brings.