May 15, 2019
A group of more than 50 cyclists will be heading through the South Burnett this week as part of the annual Bike 4 Burns charity ride.
They plan to cover 660km in seven days, finishing next Tuesday at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.
The riders left Bundaberg on Wednesday morning, heading towards their first overnight stop at Biggenden.
Along the way, they’re raising awareness and funds for research and treatment for children suffering burns injuries.
This is the 13th year the charity ride has been organised.
The riders are all from the emergency services – firefighters, police and ambulance paramedics – that is, the people who see firsthand the devastating effect burns injuries can have on children.
On Friday, they are due to pass through the South Burnett, riding from Goomeri to Nanango via Kingaroy.
They will spend the night in Nanango before heading off towards Crows Nest.
In 2017, more than 1300 children were treated at the Queensland Children’s Hospital for burns.
Funds raised from Bike 4 Burns Emergency Services ride will fund new medical equipment and research through the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Foundation is the official charity of the Queensland Children’s Hospital and the Centre for Children’s Health Research.