The South Burnett Rail Trail provided an easier trek for the riders on Day 5 (Photo: Ros Heit)

September 9, 2021

The 2021 South Burnett Ride 4 Relay looks set to break its $24,000 fundraising target after a generous last-minute donation.

The cyclists rolled into Kingaroy Showgrounds on Saturday morning at the end of their five-day, 400km trek around the South Burnett raising funds for the Cancer Council Queensland.

At the start of the ride, organiser Jason Wyeth said if the group raised $24,000, it would take the Ride 4 Relay’s total over the past five years to more than $100,000 – an amazing effort!

The riders tackled a number of hills … especially on Day 3 when they were by challenged by about 1500m of elevation while riding into a stiff easterly wind.

Day 5, cruising down the South Burnett Rail Trail from Wooroolin, was probably the easiest but the cyclists deserved a break.

By the time they arrived back in Kingaroy, they had raised just over $18,000.

But then sponsor Bill Hull Car Centre presented Jason with a cheque for $2500 – pushing the total to more than $20,000.

Jason said there was still raffle money to count and cattle to sell, so he was confident the $24,000 target would be broken.

As of Thursday, fundraising stood at $23,612.

Footnote: This year’s Relay For Life main event will be held at Kingaroy Showgrounds on October 9 from noon-8:00pm.

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UPDATE September 11: With the cattle sale still to come, the 2021 Ride 4 Relay is expected to raise between $29,000 and $30,000, smashing the $100,000 target for five years! 

Jacqui Trace, from the Bill Hull Car Centre, presents Jason Wyeth with a cheque for $2500 (Photo: Ros Heit)
The riders pose for a group photo at Wooroolin Memorial Hall before starting the last day of their 400km ride (Photo: Ros Heit)

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