The Great Australian Ride Kicks off in Byron Bay August 9

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The fourth Great Australian Ride will start out in Byron Bay on Saturday August 9.

A group of adventurous motorbike riders will be undertaking a gruelling trans-Australian charity ride for SIDS and KIDS (www.sidsandkids.org) in August of this year. We intend to ride from Byron Bay (the most easterly point of Australia) to Steep Point, WA (the most westerly point of Australia). The ride will see us leave Byron Bay on Saturday the 9th August and head out through Goondiwindi and Cunnamulla to Cameron’s Corner before heading north to Birdsville, west to Alice Springs past Uluru and then over the Gibson Desert towards Warburton, Laverton and ultimately to Steep Point….approx 20 days later….

This is the fourth year of the ride – so far the ride has raised over $90,000 in the last three years and last year alone we raised nearly $35000 for SIDS and Kids.

OUR CHARITY

This will be a huge challenge for us, however, one that does not even compare with the everyday challenges faced by those in need of the charity we are proudly supporting… SIDS and KIDS are a not-for-profit organisation that provides professional free support to bereaved families and anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child. They receive only 3% government funding and rely heavily on public donations. We are riding to raise awareness of the great work this charity does and are asking for public support by way of monetary donations to go to this most worthy of causes. 100% of all monies raised will go directly to the charity and will go a long way towards assisting with the valuable support SIDS and KIDS provides to the community. We need  help to reach our target of $40,000.

All donations over $2.00 are tax deductable and these can be made online through our secure Everyday Hero site. This site will automatically generate a tax receipt for you. Choose a rider to support, or, make a team donation – no amount is too large or too small!!

THE PARTICIPANTS

So far there are 12 registered riders as well as our support vehicle and medic. All riders are funding their own way across the country, are giving up their own time and all leaving behind families of their own to raise money for a very worthy cause. We all have children of our own and are moved by the good work that this charity does and hope to raise a lot of money to support them.

Our fundraising is already well underway and our aim is to raise $40,000 for our charity which will go a long way to helping them provide the valuable support services they provide to bereaved families who have lost infants and children to sudden and unexplained death. To achieve our goal we need as much coverage as possible out there in the community to help us raise awareness of our campaign.

For more information visit www.thegreataustralianride.com