May 17, 2019
Two groups of cyclists paused briefly in Kingaroy on Friday for morning tea, taking a welcome breather on their 660km charity ride to Brisbane.
The 54 riders – made up of firefighters, police and ambulance paramedics, plus a support crew – are taking part in the annual Bikes For Burns ride, and left Bundaberg on Wednesday morning.
The riders are accompanied by fire trucks which are shepherding them down the highways.
They spent their first night on the road at Biggenden, then camped on Thursday night at Goomeri Showgrounds.
They plan to spend Friday night at Nanango Showgrounds before heading off to Crows Nest.
The riders are raising money for the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, and are hoping to reach at least $65,000 for their efforts.
The ride is due to finish at the hospital next Tuesday.
This is the 13th year that the Bike For Burns ride has been held.
Former Kingaroy resident Jaime Magnussen was among the riders in the second group which rolled into Kingaroy on Friday.
This is Jaime’s second year on the ride.
The first time, two years ago, she raised an amazing $5000 through her efforts.
Jaime was greeted in Kingaroy by family members when she stopped at Memorial Park.
Donations to the Blazer Bear Children’s Hospital Foundation team can be made by online