30 July, 2021
RIDERS have finished the 2021 Kenfrost Homes Ride to the Cape with more than weary muscles, bringing home a record for seriously ill and injured children.
Twenty-four mountain bike riders took off from Cairns on July 17, biking up to 126km every day across difficult terrain to reach Cape York on Sunday (July 25) - all to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities North Australia (RMHC North Australia).
RMHC North Australia Chief Executive, Tamara South said the ride raised a record-breaking $250,000.
“The Kenfrost Homes Ride to the Cape has raised the equivalent of 1,562 nights’ accommodation for seriously ill or injured children and their families,” Ms South said.
“This is the most successful single fundraising event in RMHC North Australia’s history and is an incredible testament to everyone involved.
“Local families turn to us in times of great need and it’s with thanks to fundraisers like these that we are well placed to care for families when they need it most.”
Event organiser, Jill Lennox said the generosity of all involved saw the original fundraising target surpassed by more than $100,000.
“We could not be happier with the result of this year’s ride. Bringing home such an incredible record and supporting such a worthy cause makes the weary muscles all the more worth it,” Ms Lennox said.
“Thank you to the riders, donors, organisers, sponsors and everyone else involved – including anyone who purchased a $2 ‘Helping Bike’ from their local McDonald’s store.