Cyclist to fly to help fund Little Wings
IT MAY be raising money for some Little Wings, but Elijah Treloar is going to have to use some big gears.
Mr Treloar, from Highland Cycles in Grafton, is taking part in the Ride for Flight fundraiser for the flight service children's charity Little Wings.
Mr Treloar jumped at the opportunity to help out after ride organiser Aaron Fitzgerald rang the shop to get information on the local bike club.
"I said straight away put me down, I'll do the whole thing," he said.
"My dad had cancer when I was younger and I'd always wanted to do something involved with raising money, and this was the perfect opportunity to help out."
The bike shop is also donating a brand new bike to the cause. The bike will be ridden by one of the Little Wings team and then auctioned at the end of the ride.
The ride starts at the service's newest airbase in Maitland and travels 750km north to Tweed Heads, stopping in towns along the way, including Grafton on April 30.
"We'll do around 150km a day, which will be at least five hours a day on the bike," Mr Treloar said.
In addition, Mr Treloar said he wanted to do a ride in Grafton for 12 hours continuously on a roller with other local cyclists, and hoped the community would pitch in to help the cause.
To donate to the cause, contact Mr Treloar at Highland Cycles, or visit the link https://give.everydayhero.com/au/little-wings-ride-for-flight.