MORE than 28 cyclists are about to hit the dirt to fundraise for rural health services.
The R’n’R MTB Adventure, hosted by the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, departs from Mareeba this Saturday, arriving in Forsayth the following Wednesday.
Foundation fundraising and marketing manager Glenys Duncombe said the riders would travel along rail trails, irrigation channels and bush tracks to Almaden, the next day onto a private cattle property, then Mt Surprise, Einasleigh and Forsayth.
Some of the cyclists are returning to the coast via the world-famous Savannahlander train.
“Last year was the first time we have done this ride and this year the participants have raised more already, and we know there is more money still to come in,” Ms Duncombe said.
“This year we have cyclists, many of whom have done the Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge, coming from all over the country to do this one, which is really quite special,” she said.
It was hoped funds raised could be put towards some of the rural health services in the region.
“The Hospital Foundation services as far west as Georgetown, as far south as Cardwell and the islands of the Torres Strait and because this is a rural ride, we’d like to direct the funds to some of the rural health services,” she said.
She was confident that at least $15,000 would be raised by the time the event concludes.
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