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.
- External link: Donate To The Ride 4 Relay Fundraiser
- Related article: Relay Riders Head For The Hills
* * *
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!