Gulgong has become a stop-off point for Camp Quality’s 1000ks 4 Kids bike ride to raise awareness and funds for children growing up with cancer.
(min cost $8)
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Every year Camp Quality supports an event where dedicated cyclists take on the physical and mental challenge of a ride across the country, and 2017 sees the route kick off in Benalla.
The event begins from September 8 and the ride will arrive in Gulgong on October 14.
The riding group, made up of 46 cyclists, will stay the evening in Gulgong before riding through the region to Sandy Hollow the next day, October 15.
From Sandy Hollow, the riders only has two days to their final destination of Warners Bay in Newcastle, where the event will conclude.
The locations chosen were selected by the Camp Quality committee due in part to several families that have been impacted by cancer in those towns and regions.
Simon Morris, one of the event riders, was diagnosed with Leukaemia as a child in 1989.
This year will be Simon’s second time riding in awareness event - an event he sees himself participating in for as long as he is able.
“I remember when I was in hospital, away from my family, it felt like I was watching the world pass by through my window,” Simon said.
“Now that I’m out the other end, it was instinctive for me to give back to the organisation who allowed me to feel like a kid again.
“The ride is extremely tough, mentally and physically,” he says, “I find motivation to keep pedaling when I think of others who weren’t as lucky as me. I ride in their memory.”
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